The information was shared on a Facebook account impersonating Kenya’s deputy president.
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A Facebook account claiming to belong to Deputy President William Ruto and promising to give every Kenyan Ksh 45,000 is FAKE.
The only requirement to get the Ksh 45,000 is to register by providing your full name and phone number. This appears to be a phishing attempt aimed at getting people to enter their personal information.
“UDA hustlers Sisi ni mashujaa. Je umepokea msaada wako wa leo. Je we ni shujaa? Napeana ksh45,000 kwa kila mkenya. Kazi ni Kazi usipague Kazi (sic). Jiandikishe kwa kupeana namba na majina kamili#shujaa.
[We UDA hustlers are heroes. Have you received your support today? Are you a hero? I am giving Ksh 45,000 to every Kenyan. Work is work, do not be choosy about work. Register by giving your phone number and full name #hero ],” one of the posts, which has obvious grammatical errors, notes.
A photo of Ruto is also attached to the Facebook post.
However, news of the giveaway is shared by an imposter Facebook account.
Ruto’s official Facebook page is verified and the deputy president has not announced such an initiative on his page.
Unlike DP Ruto’s verified Facebook page which has 1,849,858 followers, the imposter Facebook account only has only one follower. The imposter Facebook account looks like it was recently created because the first Facebook post was shared on 1 September. Ruto’s verified Facebook page was created on 20 July 2011.