Thursday, March 1, 2018

NHIF Frequently Asked Questions

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1)  Did you know that NHIF has partnered with private hospitals to offer value-added benefits to cater for additional expenses besides the daily rebate?
 2)  Did you know NHIF Members can access these services in most facilities including private hospitals like The Nairobi Hospital, Aga Khan, Mater, MP Shah, Gertrude's, Medanta, Vital ray etc.?
3)  Did You Know that NHIF covers the following specialized Radiology services?
  • CT Scan Kshs. 8,000/-
  • MRI Scans Kshs. 15,000/-
  • Dialysis Services Kshs.9,500/-
4)  Did you Know that the following classifications of Surgeries are covered under NHIF?
  • Minor Surgical Procedures between Kshs. 10,000 up to Kshs. 30,000
  • Intermediate Surgical Procedures between Kshs. 40,000 up to Kshs. 80,000
  • Major Surgical Procedures up to Kshs. 130,000
  • Specialized Surgical Procedures up to Kshs. 500,000
  • Kidney transplants up to Kshs. 500,000
  • Oncology Kshs. 25,000 to Kshs. 150,000 per cycle* up to a maximum 24 sessions p.a.

5)  Did you know you should Always carry your NHIF Card and ID card during your hospital visit?
6)  Did you know that you can visit any NHIF office or Huduma centre and update ALL your dependents (Spouses & Children ) on your NHIF card?
 7)  Did you know that the Hospital will seek NHIF pre-authorisation, hence you should ensure you fill a pre-auth form for all covered services?
8)  Did you know that as the patient you should seek pre-authorization if you require more than 2 Radiology sessions per week?
9)  Did you know that all Surgical Packages (must be preauthorized) by the facility via the NHIF hospital portal?
10) Did you know that for very special cases, the hospital may request the patient to seek NHIF pre-authorization direct?
In such cases, the documents required are:-
a.  Comprehensive medical report
b.  Filled NHIF Pre-auth form
c.  Pro-forma invoice
d.  scanned copy of NHIF card
e.  National ID

11) Did you know that FA medical cover caters for bills NET of any charges payable by another insurance/payer including NHIF?

Ensure you have your NHIF card and ID card for the procedures and the FA insurance cover will issue an undertaking for the difference.

* These rules DO NOT apply to life-threatening/emergency cases.  

You pay up to a Maximum 1,700/= a month and hence you should enjoy NHIF Services!!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

How to Set Up a Custom Domain on Blogger

One of my readers reached out to me yesterday asking how he can use his own custom domain on blogger instead of the blogspot subdomain. Since I know that others might be having this very problem, I thought it would be better to answer him here. In this post, I shall walk you through the steps you take to set up a custom domain on blogger.

  1. On your blogger dashboard, click on 'Settings'
  2. Under 'Basic' Settings, click on '+ Setup a Third Party URL for your blog'
  3. Enter your custom domain in the dialogue box ensuring that you include the www. part
  4. Click on save and you will get an error message with 2 CNAMEs that will allow you to verify your domain ownership
  5. Log into your Domain Registrar's website and locate the Domain Name Settings otherwise known as DNS
  6. Add the 2 CNAME Records provided to you in step 4 above. The first one is the same for everyone. Under Name, Label or Host, add 'www' and under Destination, Target or Points To, add ''
  7. Now add the second CNAME as shown below
  8. You then have to add 4 'A Records' pointing to these IP addresses;
    Enter @ as the Name Label or Host and the IP addresses above as the Destination, Target or Points to. Save and Repeat for all four as shown below.
  9. Now go back to your blogger dashboard and click on save. You should be able to see a screen like shown below if you followed all the steps correctly.

  10. The final step involves clicking on the 'Edit' next to your domain and selecting 'Redirect' to ensure that your bare URL redirects to www.yourdomain.
Congratulations, you now know how to set up a custom domain on blogger.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Appleton International Technical Training Institute

Registered as an Early Childhood Development Teachers College in October 2016,  Appleton International Technical Training Institute is the only ECDE college with a model Montessori kindergarten! Their first students were admitted in April 2017.
The institute that is located in Kilimani, Nairobi prepares teachers for the ECDE KNEC Certificate examination.
They also train teachers in the Montessori teaching method; this is in fact their key purpose of existence.
Trainees can take their internship at their Montessori Kindergartens. They also source for placement for them.

Admissions at the school are currently undergoing and you can get more information on their Facebook page.

You can also send an email to

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

GOtv MAX Package

GOtv has unvealed a new package going by the name GOtv MAX. This brings the number of GOtv Packages available to 4.

The most basic package is the GOTV Lite. The package comes with 17 channels and costs 220 shillings a month. GOTV vlaue will set you back 470 bob a month and comes with 28 channels while the GOtv Plus costs you 699 shillings monthly and comes with 42 channels.
GOtv MAX has added a number of channels for your family's entertainment among them La Liga on SS Select 4, Fox Entertainment, Sony MAX and CBS Reality. The package will cost 1,299 shillings each month.

 GOtv Plus customers will have a taste of the package from 1st - 31st Oct 2017.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Solar Water Heating Systems in Nairobi

There is a regulation by the ERC (Energy Regulatory Commission ) that requires anyone using more that 100 liters of hot water to install a solar water heating system. This means that any house with 3 bedrooms or more needs to have a water heating system installed.

Those failing to comply with this new rule face a 1 million penalty or even jail time. To help their clients with this transition, Chloride Exide have sliced the prices of their solar water heating products for the months of October and November.

You can request a site survey by calling 0722 351 262 or sending an email to

For pricing, see the banner below.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How to Add Jumia Affiliate Banners to Your Blogspot Blog

Ever since I published the post on how to earn through the Jumia Affiliate Program, many of you have asked how you add Jumia Affiliate Banners to a Blogspot Blog. I thought it would be clearer if I made the video below to take you through the steps.

For those unable to watch the video for one reason or another, I've listed down the steps below:
  1. Log into your Jumia Affiliate Dashboard and expand the menu below 'Tools'
  2. Choose 'Banners'
  3. Select the 'Advertising Offer' from the drop down menu
  4. Select the Banner you'd like to promote on your blog
  5. Choose the size of the Banner you'd like
  6. You can add the 'SUBID' if you need to track the banner's impressions, clicks and conversions
  7. Select and copy the code generated under 'Banner Code'
  8. Now log into your Blogger account and select 'Layout' on the left sidebar
  9. Click on 'Add Gadget' where you want your Banner to appear on the blog and click on 'HTML/JAVASCRIPT'
  10. Under 'Content' paste the code you copied in step 7
  11. Click on 'Save'
  12.  Done

You can now view your blog to see how the banner will look to your visitors.

All that's left now is to drive as much traffic to your blog as possible to ensure that you get people to buy products through your affiliate link.

Friday, July 7, 2017

How to Book the SGR Madaraka Express Via Mpesa

You can now book Madaraka Expresssraight from your phone. Below are the steps you should take as see on #MadarakaExpress Twitter handle:
  1. Make a call to 0709 388 888 between 7am and 8 pm and give your travel itinerary & phone number
  2. The cashier will key in your travel details and phone number and generate  the total amount you need to pay
  3. You will then receive an sms with Paybill Number, Payment ID and the amount to be paid
  4. Make the payment through Mpesa using the details provided in step 3
  5. You will then receive your ticket details via sms
  6. You will use the details you get in step 5 to print a boarding pass at the self service machine at the train station.

Now go ahead and have a safe journey. :-D

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