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No, Kenyan media personality Grace Msalame is not offering jobs on Facebook. Beware of imposter page

IN SHORT: A Facebook page posting job offers with attractive salaries to Kenyans does not belong to TV presenter Grace Msalame. It is run by an imposter, riding on her name and fame.

The Facebook page Grace W Msalame would have you believe it is run by Kenyan media personality Grace Msalame. She has hosted a number of TV shows, including Unscripted With Grace on NTV Kenya, a local broadcaster with national reach. 

The page has been posting her photos and even offering Kenyans jobs.

One such post reads: “Do you know how to operate a computer? Jobs now available with a monthly salary of ksh 35,000. WhatsApp 0706571620.” Other jobs offered include house manager and driver.

The posts have been published here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

But is the page run by Msalame and are the job offers legit? We checked.


Signs of imposter page

Africa Check did a quick scan of the page’s contents and noted that the posts about jobs are frequently repeated, which is unusual. 

For instance, the personal driver and house manager roles have been advertised many times. This suggests the ads are perhaps just meant to attract users’ attention and encourage private engagements. 

We also noted that the page features a nude photo, allegedly of a Kenyan politician. It would be uncharacteristic of a respected media personality like Msalame to post such a photo. 

The page’s offers to give users money are also too good to be true. We checked Msalame’s verified Instagram account and found no such posts.

We discovered that one of the cell phone numbers “0723273536” provided by the suspicious Facebook page is used by a different page impersonating another Kenyan radio personality.

Msalame has clarified on her Instagram account that the page is fake.

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