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Jobs available at Kenya’s flagship Kenyatta National Hospital? No, ad on Facebook a scam

IN SHORT: Positions at Kenya’s main public hospital in the capital of Nairobi would be welcome to many job seekers, but unfortunately the ad is just another lure dropped by fraudsters.

An advert for jobs at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi has been circulating on Facebook since mid-February 2023.

KNH is Kenya’s flagship national hospital

The positions to be filled include clinical officers, medical engineers, nurses, public health officers, dentists and accountants.

The ad says applications should be sent to the KNH Human Resources email address by 28 February.

It also offers internships, but there’s a catch: shortlisted applicants have to pay a KSh2,600 fee.


The ad has also been posted here, here, here, and here. But are the jobs legitimate?


Money for jobs = scam

Asking for money upfront is a clear sign that you’re dealing with a job scam.

Another sign that the ad is not legit is its many grammatical errors. This would be highly unlikely in a document issued by a government institution.

On 14 February, KNH stamped the ad “FAKE” and posted it on its official Twitter account.



“Dear Kenyans, watch out for this fake news,” the hospital tweeted.

To help protect yourself against online con artists, read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them.

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