President William Ruto has appointed former Transport Minister, Eng. Michael Kamau as the Chairperson of the Nation Health and Insurance Fund (NHIF) board for a three-year term.
In a gazette notice dated December 23, Ruto also revoked Lewis Nguyai’s tenure who was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
"In exercise of the powers conferred by section 4 (1) (a) of the National Health Insurance Fund Act, I, William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces of the Republic of Kenya, appoint— Michael Kamau (ENG.) to be the Chairperson of the National Health Insurance Fund, for a period of three years, with effect from the 23rd December, 2022," the gazette notice read in part.
Kamau was dropped from Cabinet in April 2015 by then President Uhuru over abuse of office and corruption allegations.
Kamau was charged with failing to comply with the set rules by ignoring the design of Kamukuywa-Kaptama-Kapsokwony-Sirisia Road done by Engiconsult Limited at a cost of Sh33,303,600.
He was also charged with entering into a memorandum under which the resident engineer redesigned the same road without due process.
He was set free on August 18, 2018, on a cash bail of Kshh500,000 by Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.