Nairobi, Dec. 3 -- Details have emerged on how hospitals contracted by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to provide services under the EduAfya programme pocketed a total of Sh82,554,481 million through fictitious claims lodged using forged documents.

A report presented to the National Assembly Public Petitions committee by NHIF chief executive Elijah Wachira has revealed how hospitals from 27 counties were paid as high as Sh33 million using forged letters.

Some of the hospitals have been suspended while others are under active investigation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

The report reveals how between 2020-2023, the health facilities faked introduction letters from schools in order to lodge claims from N...