IN SHORT: We saw plenty of false offers from and fake Facebook pages for former Kenyan first lady, Margaret Uhuru. And the online fraudsters have found a new target in the new president’s wife, Rachel Ruto. Beware of scam offers in her name.
“Inua Jamii” is Kiswahili for “uplift the community”. It refers to a Kenyan government programme to give cash grants to the poor and vulnerable.
But is Ruto offering mobile “Inua Jamii” loans? We checked.
Public group not related to Rachel Ruto
The language used in the group’s posts, including the ease with which it promises to give out loans, signals that it could be a scam. Some posts have glaring grammatical errors and misspelt words.
Three administrators of the group use the name “Rachel Chebet Ruttoh”.
None of the accounts link back to the verified page of the Kenyan first lady, which has over 900,000 followers. There are no loan offers on this official page.
‘Inua Jamii’ not run by the first lady
The Kenyan government’s Inua Jamii programme is not run by the office of the president or that of the first lady.
For more help in identifying fraudsters on social media, read our guide to Facebook scams and how to spot them.
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