US Embassy Sends Warning to Kenyan Jobseekers
By Emmanuel Githuku
The US embassy in Nairobi has come out to warn the public that might be seeking employment with them or any other institution that has a partnership with them. Taking to its social media pages, the embassy announced that it was not recruiting at the moment and all the adverts that were circulating online should be considered fake.
The embassy went on to inform the public that whenever they are recruiting, they never ask for any payments from the applicant for the applications to be processed.
“We are NOT advertising for interns, and we and our implementing partners NEVER ask anyone to pay to apply to one of our jobs,” wrote on its Twitter handle.
The job advert purported that the USAID, that is linked to the US embassy, was searching for 850 interns to work in different counties in the country.
The advert went on to claim that the interns would receive a daily stipend of between Ksh 2,050 and Ksh 3,400.
The embassy also urged the public to visit its “stop reflect and rectify” website as it keeps tabs on the fake news that touch on the US agencies.
This comes at a time when most jobless Kenyans find themselves losing money to fake employers and middlemen.
The fake job advertisers have been asking unsuspecting job seekers to pay for interviews and other fees to facilitate them gaining employment opportunities.