Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has proposed an articulate and effective representation at National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).
Speaking during the Labour Day celebrations at Nyayo Stadium, Atwoli said that worker’s contributions are being pocketed by individuals at NHIF.
“NHIF is an organization that is close to workers but the worker’s contributions are being pocketed by individuals at NHIF,” he said.
Additionally, he noted there is need to review the NHIF Act.
The bill requires companies to match their employees’ monthly contributions to the NHIF Kenyan firms will suffer additional statutory deductions (NHIF).
President Uhuru Kenyatta directed Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui to immediately gazette COTU’s representative on the NSSF Board of Trustees.
High on the list of proposed modifications to the NHIF Act, which will be tabled to Parliament on Wednesday morning in a special session, is doubling the Sh1,700 that top contributors make to the fund.
Atwoli further noted National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is the only fund that hasn’t been interfered with by corrupt Kenyans who smell money
Workers continue to pay the same sums, with employers matching in a system modelled after the (NSSF).