Ruto Cancels Uhuru’s Mega Project Meant to Connect Mt. Kenya Counties; Mudavadi Loses Cool Over Moses Kuria’s Latest Utterances & Blow to Raila’s Troops in Parliament After Tactic Ruto Allies Used Against Them on Tuesday

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Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha appeared to throw the acting CEO of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) under the bus, directly linking him to the Sh1.6 billion claims scandal.

When she appeared before the National Assembly Committee for Health on Tuesday, Nakhumicha claimed the acting CEO, Dr Samson Kuhora, was the one in charge of the claims department which is tasked with making the payments in question.

Asked by the committee chairman Robert Pukose whether she had inquired about Kuhora’s previous position before elevating him, Nakhumicha said she was well briefed by her officers prior to the appointment.

“The acting CEO was the senior most officer. The other option available was hiring from outside which would have taken a little longer,” said the CS.

She added: “Bringing in a different person or recruiting someone from outside would have taken longer due to the recruitment process.”

Pukose disagreed with the CS, saying there were more senior officials at NHIF and in the Ministry who could have acted as the CEO.

“You don’t choose someone who has been in charge of claims at NHIF to go out and do a cover-up for himself,” Pukose argued. Kuhora was the Head of Benefits and Claims when he was appointed acting CEO.

Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News today;

Ruto’s Government Allegedly Cancels Uhuru’s Mega Project Meant To Connect Mt Kenya Counties

William Samoei Arap Ruto’s Administration has cancelled a section of Mau Mau road that was to connect over four Counties soon after it was launched by Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to the Standard, Uhuru’s mega project that was to cover 54km and was to connect the counties to Nyandarua through the Aberdare Forest was called off in a message sent by the Government through the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA).

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Just In: Mudavadi Loses Cool As He Speaks Against CS Moses Kuria’s Latest Utterances

Prime Cabinet Secretary Honourable Musalia Mudavadi has lost his cool after he has spoken against his colleague Moses Kuria who recently made controversial utterances that have since brought him into trouble with the Nation Media Group.

In his statement, Mudavadi has told Kuria to be mindful of the things he speaks in public because of the position he holds. He believes his making personal reckless remarks might be confused as the policy of their administration yet it is not.

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Big Blow to Raila’s Troops in Parliament After Tactic Ruto Allies Used Against Them on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the third reading of the controversial Finance Bill left both Kenya Kwanza Alliance and Azimio la Umoja MPs in a heated attempt to outwit each other.

Raila Odinga’s troops though very well aware that they were likely to lose the battle due to their numbers as compared to their opponents attempted to use delay tactics by introducing a lot of amendments to the Finance Bill.

However, President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza allies put up a spirited fight this being the second time that they were facing off with Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance parliamentarians after having won both the first and second readings of the bill.

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