Posted on: September 10, 2020 Posted by: Fridah Okachi Comments: 0

Facebook page claims the public can apply for free gas cylinders from Total Kenya, part of the multinational oil and Gas Company.

It has posted a link to a website www.totalgaskenya.com where people can apparently book the gas cylinders.

Instructions to receive the “free” gas include paying a “delivery fee” of KSh200 for a 6 kilogram cylinder and KSh270 for a 13 kilogram cylinder. A mobile number is listed to send the cash to.

Having to pay an administration fee for a give-away or charity is often a sign that something is fishy.

Through the twitter handle posted by Dancan Bwire gave out the their official website which http://total.co.ke

Additional the total gas has refuted the claims posting on their website that the promotion is fake though the public notice that they have taken note with concern a number of scam cases entailing the use of our Company name to perpetrate fraud. Any offers and promotions by the Company are usually communicated through our website (www.total.co.ke), social media pages, and mainstream media.

This story was produced by Fridah Okachi  at Mtaani newsroom in partnership with Code for Africa’s iLAB data journalism programme, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie’.’

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