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Beware of Facebook page impersonating Kenyan media personality Jacquey Nyaminde and offering jobs

IN SHORT: A Facebook page in the name of Kenyan actor and radio personality Jacquey Nyaminde is advertising jobs on Facebook. But the page is impersonating her and could be out to scam you.

The Facebook page Wilbroda wa Milele FM has been posting job offers to Kenyans.

“Wilbroda” is the stage name of popular Kenyan actor Jacquey Nyaminde. The page also uses her photos. Nyaminde featured in the TV show Papa Shirandula, which aired on Citizen TV. She is also a presenter at Milele FM, a radio station in Kenya.

The page advertises different jobs, including house manager, driver and computer operator, with promises of attractive pay. Some of its posts even offer cash to Facebook users.

One of the page’s posts, dated 12 August 2023, reads: “I am looking for a house worker who will also serve as my driver. Monthly salary of ksh 70,000. WhatsApp 0706571620.”

The posts appear on the page on different dates here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

But is the page run by the media personality? We checked.


Fake Facebook page

The radio station regularly tags its presenters on its verified Facebook page during their shows. In one of its posts, dated 25 August 2023, the station tagged Nyaminde’s Facebook page Jacquey Nyaminde - Wilbroda Shirandula.

The page has over 860,000 followers and regularly posts her skits. She also posts photos, tags her friends and endorses products on the page. It makes no mention of job offers or giveaways.

It is unlikely that Nyaminde would run two Facebook pages concurrently and dedicate the less popular one to posting job offers.

We tried to send money to the phone number on the suspicious Facebook page. The number seems to be registered to a name that has no connection to Nyaminde.

This is a fake page and its posts should be ignored.

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