By Evans Isohe.
The Kenyan creameries company has said that the job advertisement on social Mwdia is fake.
This tweet claiming to advertise a massive number of vacancies at Brookside Dairy Limited, Kenya, is a HOAX.
The poster claims that there are job opportunities in 20 fields at the dairy processing company. Some of the positions cited as open include clerical officers, laboratory technicians, data analysts and agricultural officers. The post says electricians, veterinarians, marketing officers, social workers, monitoring, groundsmen and women, accountants, and procurement officers are also needed.
The advert adds that the company is also recruiting drivers, cooks, pharmaceutical officers, a mobiliser, field officers, security officers, plumbers, and tractor operators.
According to the poster to qualify for the jobs one must be a Kenyan citizen aged 18 and over. They also have to be proficient in English and Kiswahili and have a certificate, diploma or degree from a recognised institution. Other qualifications include a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. Candidates with relevant experience in the field they are applying for have added advantage, it adds.
Interested applicants are invited to send their application letter, a copy of their national identity card, and curriculum vitae in one of two ways.
According to fact check done by Mtaani radio newsroom the first is through a website — “www.brookside.ci.ke”. A website search generates an error message that reads, “the site cannot be reached”. We also performed a WhoIs search for the domain and discovered that it belongs to “ci.ke”, and it was registered in Shanghai, China, on 19 January 2018.
The second avenue that job applicants can use to send their application is a Gmail email address. This is a red flag as it’s unlikely that an organisation of Brookside’s stature would use a Gmail address for a recruitment drive.
This story was produced by Evans Isohe at Mtaani newsroom in partnership with Code for Africa’s iLAB data journalism programme, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie’.’