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The NHIF Building

Community Area, Ragati Road

About Us

National Health Insurance Fund is a State Parastatal that was established in 1966 as a department under the Ministry of Health. The original Act of Parliament that set up this Fund in 1966 has over the years been reviewed to accommodate the changing healthcare needs of the Kenyan population, employment and restructuring in the health sector.

Currently an NHIF Act No 9 of 1998 governs the Fund. The transformation of NHIF from a department of the Ministry of Health to a State of Corporation was aimed at improving effectiveness and efficiency. The Fund’s core mandate is to provide medical insurance cover to all its members and their declared dependants (spouse and children).

The NHIF membership is open to all Kenyans who have attained the age of 18 years. NHIF has 95 fully autonomous branches, satellite offices and a presence in the 47 Huduma Centers across the country. Each of these branches and satellite offices offer comprehensive customer service.


To be the trusted and valued partner in Securing the health of our community.


To enhance equitable and sustainable health and wellbeing of our community, cushioning them from financial hardship.


  1. To increase revenue collection
  2. To Engage & Educate Customers
  3. To Enhance Operational Excellence
  4. To Manage Risk
  5. To Build a high-performance Culture

Core Values

  • Find a Better Way
  • We Make a Difference
  • We Win Together
  • Do The Right Thing


Board of Directors

Hon. Mr. Lewis Nguyai


Dr. Peter Kamunyo Gathege
Dr. Peter Kamunyo Gathege

Chief Executive Officer

Susan Mochache
Susan Mochache

Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health

Mr. Michael Kahiti

Alt. Member/PS/National Treasury

Dr. Andrew W. Onyino

Kenya Medical Association

Dr. Rachael Monyoncho
Dr. Rachael Monyoncho

Federation of Kenyan Employees (FKE)

Dr. Silpah Owich

Council of Governors representative

Mr. Dominic Ndegwa

CS Appointee

Mr. Ben Wakhungu

Council of Governors Representative

Mr. Albert Obed Njeru

Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU)

Dr. Richard T. Kamau

CS Appointee

Top Management

Mr. Washington Okoth

Ag. Director ICT

Hazel Koitaba Jemutai
Hazel Koitaba Jemutai

Director Beneficiary & Provider Management

Fransisca W. Mwanza
Fransisca W. Mwanza

Ag. Director, Financial Services