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Beware of job adverts on Kenyan Facebook group using Citizen TV journalist Trevor Ombija's name

IN SHORT: Ombija says he did not advertise jobs at the South African technology company Wemasoft, nor did he promise to help interested applicants secure jobs. A Facebook group with his name is fake.

A job ad claiming that a company called Wemasoft is looking for 121 employees has been posted on a public Facebook group.

The group, which has 43,200 members, uses the name of Trevor Ombija, a prominent journalist with Citizen TV, Kenya's most-watched television station.

The post reads: “Good Afternoon Kenyans Kampuni ya Wemasoft inatafuta wafanyikazi 121 watakaolipwa kila Wednesday na Saturday . Taja ENEO lako nikuconnect sahi.”

This translates from Kiswahili to: "Good afternoon Kenyans, Wemasoft company is looking to hire 121 employees who will be paid every Wednesday and Saturday, mention the area where you live, I will connect you right now."

The post is accompanied by a photo of Ombija.

Wemasoft is a software development company based in Pretoria, South Africa.

Some Facebook users who interacted with the post commented as instructed, mentioning the area where they lived.

But is the post legitimate?


Beware of fake accounts

Wemasoft has no presence outside South Africa, according to its website.

Ombija also flagged the post – and group – as "FAKE" through his official verified Facebook account.

“Hello guys, please beware of such FAKE accounts. I am NOT offering any loans, Jobs or cash. My official accounts are verified ( They have a blue tick). DO NOT GET CONNED,” he wrote.

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