NHIF Clarifies on Viral Job Vacancies

  • An image on NHIF headquarters in Upperhill, Nairobi County.
    An image on NHIF headquarters in Upperhill, Nairobi County.
  • The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) on Wednesday, January 25, flagged a post advertising job opportunities in the parastatal as fake.

    In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the state corporation warned that there were no openings for the jobs as advertised.

    NHIF further called for vigilance from Kenyans, urging them to only consider information from its website or official social media channels.

    A photo collage of an fake job advertisement flagged by NHIF on January 25, 2023.
    A photo collage of a fake job advertisement flagged by NHIF on January 25, 2023.

    "Kindly ignore this message circulating on social media and other digital platforms. Kindly also note if a job advertisement is not on our website, it is not official," the notice read in part. 

    The job opportunities advertised in the post included social workers, nurses and nutritionists- among others. 

    Interested candidates had been advised to apply before the deadline day set for January 31 according to the post that has since been rendered illegitimate. 

    The statement by NHIF came barely a fortnight after yet another disclaimer warning Kenyans about fake job vacancies advertisement.

    On Monday, January 16, NHIF published a statement disowning a job advertisement purported to have emanated from the corporation. 

    The warning made clear that NHIF would not be liable for any losses incurred at the hands of fake advertisements that do not emanate from its website or a national newspaper - which are the methods conventionally used in its advertisements.

    "NHIF bears no responsibility for any personal loss arising from such fraudulent job offers or related transactions," NHIF warned.

    Fake job advertisements have been on the rise, especially in the wake of increased misinformation on social media platforms and cyber crimes.

    Several state corporations and government agencies have gone on record issuing warnings to Kenyans against falling for the predatory schemes designed to swindle money from hopeful job candidates.

    Other state corporations that have previously flagged advertisements as fake include the Kenya Power and Lighting Company and the Kenya Electricity Generation Company (KenGen). 

    At the height of unemployment levels in the nation, unsuspecting job seekers run the risk of falling prey to the schemes of defrauding their money as they hope to secure a slot in the highly competitive market.

    File photo of Individuals Lining up For a Job Interview
    Kenyans queue for job interviews in the past
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