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FAKE: This Facebook page issuing boda bodas on credit is not legitimate

The Facebook page is an imposter page impersonating Kandara MP Alice Wahome.

Syndicated Story By PesaCheck.

This Facebook page claiming to belong to Kandara Member of Parliament (MP) Alice Wahome and giving boda bodas on credit is FAKE.

In one of the Facebook posts, the page claims to offer boda bodas on credit, payable in 18 months, and lists various motorcycle brands.

“Pata mkopo wa Bodaa kutoka (Get a boda boda loan from) inua jamii initiative from a low deposit of 5000 and start paying Ksh180 per day,” the Facebook post notes.

Some of the requirements listed for the credit facility include providing your full name, original Identity Card, one guarantor, KRA pin, location, phone numbers and passport photos.

Some of the unique features of the boda bodas are a tracking device, radio, and LED dashboard. Motorcycles will be delivered to the applicant’s preferred location, it adds.

However, the Facebook page which has shared the information does not belong to Wahome.

Kandara MP Alice Wahome’s verified Facebook page versus the imposter Facebook account.

Wahome has not advertised the initiative on her legitimate Facebook page.

Additionally, Inua Jamii Kenya, a programme under the State Department for Social Protection, Ministry of Labour & Social Protection, has not advertised the boda bodas, which are to be issued on credit.

In a 12 May 2021 post, Inua Jamii Kenya warned online users that their programme does not issue loans.

PesaCheck has looked into a Facebook page claiming to belong to Kandara MP Alice Wahome and issuing boda bodas on credit and finds it to be FAKE.

This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.

Have you spotted what you think is fake or false information on Facebook? Here’s how you can report. And, here’s more information on PesaCheck’s methodology for fact-checking questionable content.

This fact-check was written by PesaCheck fact-checker Naomi Wanjiku and edited by PesaCheck chief copy editor Rose Lukalo. The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Enock Nyariki.

PesaCheck is East Africa’s first public finance fact-checking initiative. It was co-founded by Catherine Gicheru and Justin Arenstein, and is being incubated by the continent’s largest civic technology and data journalism accelerator: Code for Africa. It seeks to help the public separate fact from fiction in public pronouncements about the numbers that shape our world, with a special emphasis on pronouncements about public finances that shape government’s delivery of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) public services, such as healthcare, rural development and access to water / sanitation. PesaCheck also tests the accuracy of media reportage. To find out more about the project, visit pesacheck.org.

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Kamadi Amatahttps://mtaaniradio.or.ke
I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.
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