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Yet another fake Kenya Airports Authority jobs ad targets social media users

IN SHORT: An advertisement announcing job vacancies at the KAA has been circulating on Facebook. But legitimate vacancies at the airport authority are only advertised in newspapers and on its official website.

An advertisement for positions at the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has been circulating on Facebook.

KAA is a government-owned company responsible for the operation and management of airports in Kenya. It manages several key airports in the country, including Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and Moi International Airport in Mombasa.

As such, many would be attracted by the prospect of working for the agency.

The ad was posted on 6 March 2024 in a Kenyan Facebook group with over 25,000 members. It includes the company’s branding and claims that KAA is looking to recruit “competent and self-driven persons” to fill 32 categories of permanent and pensionable positions.

The vacancies range from company secretaries, accountants and human resources managers to surveyors, airport engineers, ICT officers and ground staff.

This job ad has also been published on Facebook here, here, here and here

Africa Check has previously debunked fake job ads using KAA’s name. Is this yet another example? We checked.


Ignore fake job ad

Those interested are asked to apply via an Outlook email address. This makes it appear that the address is part of the Microsoft email client used by many large organisations.   

We searched the careers section of the KAA website for the advert in question but came up empty.

A look at the vacancies on the website shows that applications are sent to the [email protected] email address.

KAA also flagged the job ad as “FAKE” through its official X (formerly Twitter) account.

“FAKE Notice Alert! Do not be fooled, be aware & share! Please note, All job opportunities available at the authority are officially advertised in leading daily newspapers & posted on the KAA official corporate website –,” KRA wrote.

Protect yourself from such fake adverts by reading our guide to spotting online scams here.

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