Its most recent post, from 7 January 2021, offers jobs at Coca-Cola Kenya. It was posted on two group pages with a combined membership of more than 600,000.
The account looks like the personal page of a private individual, but has only seven “friends” – despite being active since 18 March 2020. And it only posts fake job ads.
Coca-Cola Kenya made clear on Instagram that the January 2021 ad was fake. And Africa Check debunked a similar Coca-Cola ad in November. The new version is identical, except for revised submission dates for applications.
On 21 November, the account posted an ad for jobs at USAid in Kenya. Our fact-checking colleagues at Pesa Check found it to be fake.
“Elijah Wapukuluh” has also posted ads for jobs at d.light, a company that sells solar lighting and power products. This company also dismissed the ads as fake.
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