Mr Benjamin Cheboi, the HELB Secretary and chief executive, says before the board was set up, a paltry Sh3 million was collected a month.
"There are small employers who do not remit employees' tax but pay NHIF contributions," says Mr Cheboi
adds that the board works with employers and seeks information on employees who have benefited from university loans.
The law demands that employers disclose to HELB
graduates they have employed, the names they used at university and present name if different, ID number, admission numbers and institutions they attended. Mr Cheboi
says employers are required to inform the board in writing within three months of a loanee's employment and to remit deductions on the 15th day of the month.
"Employers, especially big companies, inform us of the graduates they have employed even without our asking," says Mr Cheboi
says most beneficiaries who are not paying their loans are unemployed or underemployed and graduated in the 1990s and this decade.
"A significant number has been employed in the past two years and this has led to an increase in loan recovery," he