IN SHORT: Beware of posts on Facebook claiming to be offering loans to Kenya’s susceptible and deficient in the identify of the rustic’s first girl Rachel Ruto.

A Facebook account known as HE Rachael Chebet Loan claims to offer loans to lend a hand the deficient in Kenya via a taxpayer-funded social coverage scheme referred to as Inua Jamii.

Inua Jamii loosely interprets from Kiswahili as “uplift the community”. Its goal is to support the lives of underprivileged and susceptible Kenyans via common money transfers. These come with aged other folks, other folks with serious disabilities, orphans and susceptible kids.

On 15 December 2022 the account posted: “Good morning and congratulations kwa Wale ambao walipokea mortgage Kama uko on-line na hukupokea mortgage Kutoka INUA JAMII LOAN from ksh10,000 to ksh150,000 na uko on-line Sasa hivi remark na #YES MUM or name my secretary 0763557331 or whatsap 0763557331 BUSINESS LOAN PERSONAL LOAN SCHOOL FEES EMERGENCIES.”

This interprets as: “Good morning and congratulations to those that received loan If you are online and didn’t receive a loan from Inua Jamii Loan from KSh10,000 to KSh150,000 comment with #YES MUM or call my secretary 0763557331 or WhatsApp 0763557331 BUSINESS LOAN PERSONAL LOAN SCHOOL FEES EMERGENCIES.”

The put up integrated a photograph of Rachel Ruto, married to Kenyan president William Ruto. Chebet is Rachel Ruto’s maiden identify.

The put up used to be additionally revealed on a number of public Facebook teams, with tens of hundreds of contributors blended, together with here, here, here, here, here and here.