Citizen TV Presenters Warn Viewers of New Con Scheme

  • A studio at Citizen TV located in Kilimani, Nairobi.
    A studio at Citizen TV located in Kilimani, Nairobi.
  • Shamba shape TV show presenters have warned farmers of a con scheme run by individuals who are impersonating them and targeting unsuspecting farmers who watch their show.

    In a pre-recorded show aired on Citizen TV on Saturday, February 6, the presenters indicated that the impersonators were asking money from farmers with a promise that they would grace their homes.

    However, after the money was sent to them, they would fail to show up.

    Shamba shape up presenters Tony Njuguna and Caroline
    Shamba shape up presenters Tony Njuguna and Caroline

    "There are some people out there claiming to be from Shamba Shape Up and they are asking you the farmer to give the money to do some work around the shamba. Once you give them the money, they disappear and you will never see them again," one of the presenters Tony Njuguna informed.

    They urged farmers caught up in such situations to report the matter to the police.

    "Farmers, if anyone comes to your shamba claiming that they are from shamba shape up and asking you for money, that is not us, they are conmen. Report them to the police or to ishamba," Njuguna's co-host Caroline weighed in.

    The duo affirmed that shamba shape up did not ask for any money from farmers.

    "It is a show that aims to help and give advise but never asking for money or any kind of payment," they reiterated.

    The show, which airs on Citizen TV, aims to provide farmers with practical advice to improve their farming methods.

    In each episode, the upbeat presenters alongside guest experts, help farmers like Kararu give their ‘shamba’, or farm, a makeover.

    The popular Kenyan program also focuses on teaching farmers about climate-smart agriculture, as well as covering common challenges such as animal diseases, and offer strategies to boost production and reach new markets.

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