MP’s Condemn Govt For Awarding Private Companies Police Insurance Tender

[Police during a parade, Photo: Twitter @NPSofficial]

Gatundu South MP Gabriel Kagombe seeks to move to court to challenge the decision by the government to award CIC and Britam Insurance companies tenders to cover the police medically.

The National Health insurance fund lost the health insurance tender, the government, saying NHIF presented a higher priced bid of 9.3 billion shillings unlike its competitors.

Kigombe says the government will lose its track to offer universal health coverage if private companies are awarded such tenders.

“There no time that we will keep silent to assume all is well. There is no way you can eliminate NHIF schemes from the police. We have seen the challenges that teachers are facing and police will not go in this direction,” Kagombe said.

The legislator also states that cartels in the police unit should be weeded out.

“Whoever is taking the police service captive must be warned that you will face us in parliament once we go back,” the MP added.

The National Police Service (NPS) and the Kenya Prisons Service terminated their contract with NHIF due to high costs.

While the national insurer had made a bid for the renewal of the contract for 2023, the Ksh9.3 billion was declared unsuccessful.

Instead, private health providers led by CIC General Limited Insurance, Old Mutual General Insurance Kenya Limited, and Britam General Insurance, were awarded the tender after bidding at a cost of Ksh8.6 billion

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