Lilian Waithera passed away on Monday, February 13 night after an unknown gunman shot her in Nairobi CBD.

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has claimed that the death of National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) employee Lilian Waithera might have been a political assassination.

Speaking on Friday, February 17, during an Azimio rally in Kisii County, Kalonzo claimed that Waithera could have been a whistle-blower in a fraud case involving the Fund.

“Kuna mama ambaye amepigwa risasi na sniper and this woman from information she could be a whistle blower. Huyu mama anafanya kwa National Insurance Health Fund na alikua ametoka katika ofisi zao upperhill driver akasema haezi kuwabeba atachelewa yeye na mwezake wakatembea kwa miguu kufika Kaundi sreet anapigwa risasi,” Kalonzo stated.

He added, “Watu wa magazeti wasikimbilie kusema it was not an assassination plot, wanajuaje? Yaani mama amepigwa risasi pengine this is practice waanze kurudisha political assassinations in Kenya.”

Lilian Waithera passed away on Monday, February 13 night after an unknown gunman shot her in Nairobi CBD.

File image of Lilian Waithera

According to an autopsy report by the police, a bullet lodged in Waithera’s lungs led to her death.

“The female NHIF staff who collapsed and died along Kaunda Street on Monday evening had been shot from an elevated angle. An autopsy revealed the bullet was lodged in her lungs. The bullet entered through the collar bone having been fired from an elevated angle,” police stated.

The NHIF on Thursday dismissed the claims that Waithera might have been killed after exposing a Ksh 1 billion case involving a former senior employee by the name of Geoffrey Mwangi.

“Our attention has been drawn by social media posts speculating her unexplained death. NHIF wishes to advise the members of the public to avoid speculation and to allow relevant investigative authorities to conclusively handle the matter surrounding her untimely death,” the statement read in part.

NHIF added “Furthermore, the Fund would like to reiterate that Mr. Geoffrey Mwangi is not the Chief Executive Officer of NHIF as alleged in a report making rounds on social media,”

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