President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed new chairpersons under the Ministry of Health who will serve for a period of three years.
The institutions affected in the latest changes in a special gazette notice dated February 23 include; National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH).
Lewis Nguyi was appointed as the new chairman of NHIF Board taking over from Hannah Muriithi who has been a lever of the board since April 2018.
The changes at the insurance fund comes at a time when the fund is implementing the Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
The Head of State also appointed Sitoyo Lopokoiyit as the chairperson of the board of the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH). He takes over from the former Eldoret East MP Joseph Lagat.
Sitoyo has been working at Safaricom since April 2018, having previously served as M-Commerce Director at Vodacom Tanzania. He will take over on March 29.
In the notice, President Uhuru picked Dr Daniel Mbinda Musyoka as the chairman of the board of Kemri and revoked the appointment of Naftali Agata.
They will all serve for a period of three years.