NHIF CEO Dr Peter Kamunyo Sacked, Samson Kuhora Appointed In An Acting Capacity

Dr Peter Kamunyo
Dr Peter Kamunyo. [Photo/ Courtesy]

The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has sacked its CEO Dr Peter Kamunyo, and in his place appointed Samson Kuhora in an acting capacity.

Dr Kamunyo’s term was supposed to end on April 14, 2023, but he has been sent on terminal leave for the remaining days even as Kuhora takes over effective March 14. Kuhora is the current head of benefits designs and claims management at NHIF.

Kamunyo had been the CEO of MedSource Group Limited for close to three years before he was appointed as NHIF CEO on April 14, 2020.

“It has been a remarkable journey that has seen the fund grow its membership, grow its revenue from a deficit to a surplus albeit small but applaudable,” said NHIF board chair Michael Kamau in a memo to staff.

The board has already kicked off the process to recruit Dr Kamunyo’s successor with a vacancy announcement for the post.

“The Board of National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), wishes to inform the public (that) the employment contract of the Chief Executive Officer of NHIF Dr Peter Kamunyocomes to an end on 14th April 2023,” NHIF said in the statement.

“In light of above and aware of the major reforms underway at the Fund as part of the Kenya Kwanza’s transformative agenda, the Board has decided to open up the position of Chief Executive Officer for competitive recruitment exercise. The recruitment to fill all vacant positions will commence in due course. The Board takes this opportunity to thank Dr Peter Kamunyo for his service.”

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