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Beware! World Vision Kenya not offering free water tanks

A Facebook page claims there is a joint partnership between USAid, World Vision Kenya, the United Nations and Care International to donate free water tanks to Kenyans to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

“USAid Kenya in partnership with the United Nations, World Vision Kenya and Care International has come up with a program of distributing water tanks with a capacity of 5,000 liters to at least 500 households per county to enable them to fight Covid-19 by keeping clean always,” the statement reads.

“Anyone can book the tanks and they will be given out based on first book first serve basis.You cannot book more than 3 tanks to enable everyone to get at least one,” it says.

The page includes a link to an online form through which applications can be made.

Applicants asked to pay KSh370 per tank

But the application process is not free. The form instructs applicants to pay KSh370 per tank ordered. This fee will apparently “cater for the staff who will be involved in the delivery process”.

The booking form includes a mobile number where the money should be transferred.

Fake notice

In a post on its official Facebook page, World Vision Kenya has said the information about water tanks is “false” and clarified that the organisation is not donating any water tanks.

“FAKE NOTICE ALERT: Kindly note that World Vision Kenya is not donating water tanks,” the post reads. – Dancan Bwire


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