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Nigerian Startup Bounces Back After DCI Drops Charges in Ksh 30M Case

Nigerian startup eHealth Access has bounced back after being cleared of all charges related to a Ksh 30 million (approximately $290,000) scandal.

The firm was accused by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) of misappropriating the funds, obtained through a government program. After a thorough investigation, the DCI dropped the charges on October 18.

The founders of eHealth Access, Chuka Chukuwuma and Oluwayemisi Afonle, were able to prove the legitimacy of their company and that the funds were received and spent for the purpose of providing services to the Nigerian people.

Founded in 2017, eHealth Access is a technology and innovation platform that provides access to healthcare, health data, and other health information to every one of Nigeria’s population of over 200 million people. It does this through both mobile and web applications, allowing users to access and manage their own health information.

The company operates in the fields of telemedicine, digital health, and patient engagement. It aims to improve health outcomes by creating an environment that allows all individuals to manage their own health.

The clearout of this issue by the DCI has enabled the startup to refocus their efforts on development and expansion of the eHealth Access platform. The success of this venture has resulted in it being voted one of the top 100 startups in Nigeria.

The story of eHealth Access is a testament to the potential of Nigerian startups. The company has been able to recover from being wrapped up in a scandal and has been able to continue with its mission to provide health services to the citizens of Nigeria.

Jay Ndungu

Jay is a computer scientist and journalist with a passion for the intersection of technology and society. He has a background in computer science, developing a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the industry, including programming languages and software development methodologies. Currently, He writes for Nairobi Times, covering a wide range of topics including technology, politics, sports, and entertainment. With his unique combination of technical knowledge and journalistic experience, Jay brings a unique perspective to the stories he covers, able to explain complex technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. His work is dedicated to bridge the gap between technology and society, and to make people more aware of the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

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