Rachel Ruto's Name Used in Massive Online Scam

  • Second Lady Mama Rachel Ruto during a past event.
    Second Lady Mama Rachel Ruto during a past event.
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  • Second Lady Mama Rachel Ruto has distanced herself from a social media page using her name to fleece unsuspecting Kenyans.

    In the name of a welfare promotion project, the page alleges to assist members of the public, specifically those above the age of 24 start businesses by offering them openings into a variety of opportunities; sale of second hand clothes, Proboxes, pickups and motorbikes.

    Taking to her Twitter on Tuesday, March 10, Mama Rachel branded the page and propositions as fake.

    Screenshot of social media page Rachel Ruto called out as fake.
    Screenshot of social media page Rachel Ruto called out as fake.
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    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke., Sharon Mukami an unsuspecting member of the public, informed that as a businesswoman she was drawn into giving the scheme a try, however, she backed out at the last minute when they asked her for money.

    Mukami had written to the page, giving her details and requested a Toyota Hiace.

    "When you do business, these deals often come to you. But when it gets to the point of sending them money, then you need to think twice," Mukami stated.

    "How do you even transfer money for a car you haven't even seen. These things have become serious. When it gets there you don't need to continue," she added.

    In one of the screenshots seen by Kenyans.co.ke, disguised as Mama Rachel, the user engages an interested party in conversation centred around the type of business the applicant wants.

    To appear credible, the applicant is quizzed on how they intend to use the vehicle, and if one is able to maintain it.

    After the applicant fully details the intended business plan, they is hit with an ultimatum to pay a Ksh6,800 fee to facilitate the transfer of logbooks. 

    If interested, a contact of one Lawi Kipng'eno is given, stating that he is the project manager. He requires of you, legal names, contact details, and your location.

    Disguised as a party interested in starting a taxi business,Kenyans.co.ke got in contact with Kipng'eno,

    "Which type of business are you interested in? Is it housing, transport or what?" Kipng'eno posed, when we stated we were interested, and responded with transport.

    "Which model of a car do you want? Send me your name, contacts, location and ID number, I will check with us and then get back to you," he stated.

    Screenshot of social media page Rachel Ruto called out as fake.
    Screenshot of social media page Rachel Ruto called out as fake.
    Twitter
    Screenshot of social media page Rachel Ruto called out as fake.
    Screenshot of social media page Rachel Ruto called out as fake.
    Twitter

    Members of the public have often been required to beware of online scams, and interrogate 'opportunities' that may appeal to them before indulging.

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