MP Ngunjiri lashes out at NHIF Board over new regulations

Kimani Ngunjiri

Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has lashed out at NHIF Board for coming up with new regulation policies that he terms as ‘unfriendly’ to the common citizen.

According to Ngunjiri the regulation to have NHIF limited to cater for only 5 children in a family besides Kenyans paying in advance is uncalled and should be revisited before it is implemented.

The vocal Nakuru Jubilee Legislator has lashed out at the government over the move saying it is meant to harm the common citizens.

He says as Members of Parliament they will not allow such regulations that are harmful to citizens.

“We have a very big problem in our health sector and recently we have seen the new NHIF regulations which to me are out to harm the common citizen. As MPs we shall not allow such” said Ngunjiri.

The MP was speaking on Monday at Kiamaina secondary school when he officially launched free eye medical clinic exercise.

The one week exercise is being carried by Rotary Club of Nairobi Utumishi, and VOSH USA in conjunction with Hands of Mercy Ngunjiri Foundation.

Residents of Bahati Sub County in Nakuru County will this week benefit from the free eye medical clinic.Locals will have opportunity to undergo free check-ups on minor eye conditions, check-ups and medication as well as receive eye glasses to those in need.

According to the MP, despite the government putting in place several mechanisms on healthcare matters there is still more to be addressed in ensuring universal healthcare.

The MP revealing that the foreign doctors are planning to construct a hospital in Bahati so that to ease the acts of mercy.

“I have just launched the exercise which shall be undertaken in all the wards in this sub county. We are trying to assist our people on matters health. The foreign doctors are in the process of setting up a health facility in Bahati to ease their work” said Ngunjiri.

During the exercise, the MP also donated free foot balls to Kiamaina Secondary as well Kiamaina Primary schools.It is while handing over the sports materials to the schools that the MP told off his critics as far as NG-CDF is concerned.

According to Ngunjiri, NG-CDF funds are citizens’ money and will be used to bring about transformation in the education and security sector as per the law.

“I’m trying so much to share what I have and I heard some people talking that MPs are using NG-CDF to gain political mileage. Let be frank the law is very clear that we are only patrons to ensure the money is used well to transform the education and security sectors” said Ngunjiri.

Bahati Member of Parliament Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri at a past function. [Source/Kakamega Pundit/Twitter]