Woman charged with Sh 6.9 million NHIF fake tender

Caroline Rukia Ngozi at Milimani Law Courts where she denied obtaining Sh 6.9 million in a fake NHIF tender. Photo/Irene Onyango

A woman has been charged with obtaining Sh 6.9 million in a fake National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) tender.

Caroline Rukia Ngozi is accused of obtaining the money by falsely pretending that she was in a position to secure Lopes Limited the said tender.

She is alleged to have committed the offence between 26th September and 14th October 2022 at Prudential House and Hamilton House in Nairobi, jointly with others not before court.

Ngozi is also charged with conspiracy to defraud Lopes Limited the Sh 6.9 million by means of issuing a forged request for quotation from NHIF by falsely pretending that it was a genuine request for quotation by NHIF.

In addition, Ngozi is charged with impersonating an NHIF employee.

She denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo.

The accused through her lawyer told the court that she has been threatened by the complainant.

The court heard that the complainant threatened to murder her. She asked the court for a restraining order.

However, the investigating officer told the court that no threats have been made. 

The accused said the complainant told her he would get her in her bedroom and skin her alive.

The court ruled that it was not in a position to investigate the threat because it does not know who between the accused and the investigator is telling the truth.

Ngozi was told to take legal action through her lawyer.

The accused was granted a bond of Sh 500,000 with one surety of a similar amount.

She was given an alternative cash bail of Sh 200,000 with two contact persons.