How to Pay NHIF Via Mpesa (2020 Update)

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NHIF payment via Mpesa is the most popular way that people send use to send their premiums to NHIF. If you are new to the process, well, let’s find out how to pay NHIF via Mpesa in the post below.

Having a health insurance cover is one of the smartest things you ever chose to do. We never know what fate has in store for us, so being vigilant and prepared puts us a step ahead in dealing with misfortunes. NHIF is entirely voluntary and open for all Kenyans wishing to have affordable insurance.

However, if you work for a government institution, you become an NHIF member by default such that your monthly charges are automatically deducted from your salary.

However, for retired of self-employed NHIF member, one of the most asked questions is how they can submit their monthly contributions to NHIF.

Read also: How to pay NSSF Online

There are various options for sending money to NHIF, which include but not limited to MPesa and Jambo Pay. Some mainstream backs can also be of great help to their customers since they facilitate sending the monthly premiums to NHIF.

How to pay NHIF via Mpesa

To pay NHIF

  1. Open your SIM tool kit and go to M-Pesa Menu
  2. Select the pay bill and enter 200222 as the pay bill/business number
  3. Enter your National ID as your account number
  4. Enter the amount you want to pay
  5. Input your M-Pesa Pin and confirm the transaction then send.
  6. You will get a confirmation message about your transaction confirming your contribution.


This process applies to self-employed or retired people. If the government pays your salary, the money is automatically deducted. So you don’t have to worry about paying for insurance.

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NHIF premium payments using Jambo pay

As a voluntary member of NHIF, you can easily access their services via or through their Jambo pay App. NHIF is among the companies that are listed in Jambo pay and by selecting it, you will be able to send your premiums easily.




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