Kenya: Govt to Enroll Police Reservists on NHIF Beginning July – Kindiki

Nairobi — The government will list National Police Reservists (NPRs) from across the country on the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) as part of the efforts to improve their welfare.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki made the announcement on Thursday when he presided over the graduation ceremony of 200 reservists at Baringo’s Kimalel Grounds.

He said the cover will take effect from July 1.

The Interior CS said that the cover will help cover their medical expenses in the event they are injured while executing their mandate including fighting bandits.

“This medical cover will be extended to their family members,” he said.

The arrangement will be different from the medical cover of the National Police Service (NPS) which is currently being provided by a consortium including CIC, Old Mutual and Britam.

He further revealed that the design of the NPR uniform is almost complete noting that the Government will kit all NPR officers including providing them footwear to enable them to execute their duties effectively.

Regarding their pay, Kindiki pointed out that the government is looking to review their stipend to enable them to provide better services to Kenyans.

“The Government is relooking at your stipend to see whether we can also be able to enhance your stipend, so that between an enhanced stipend, uniform and NHIF medical cover you are able to provide better services to our people,” Kindiki said.