NHIF boss Geoffrey Mwangi wants his and Gilbert Kurgat plea deferred.
His lawyers led by Prof. Tom Ojienda claim that a charge brought against them is defective. The top National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) managers are under probe after a team of auditors sent to the institution claimed they had been threatened.
The Ministry of Health had sent internal auditors to examine books at the insurance fund to enable it make decisions following complaints of graft.
But the auditors returned to the ministry claiming they feared for their lives as they had been threatened. This, according to insiders at the ministry, has stalled planned restructuring to enhance efficiency at the fund.
Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki wrote to Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti over the said threats, slightly over a week ago. She called for investigations and said action should be taken on those behind the threats.
The auditors are said to have asked to be recused from the planned audit and instead have another team sent in, indicating the veracity of the matter.
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