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Fraudsters Circulate Fake KURA Job, Tender Announcements – Weekly Citizen

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Fraudsters Circulate Fake KURA Job, Tender Announcements – Weekly Citizen


Fraudsters are circulating fake job vacancies and multimillion shillings tenders purported to have been announced by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) .

The main aim is to scam  unsuspecting Kenyans.

However, the agency is on high alert and has flagged a series of fake documents manufactured by the criminals.

KURA director general Eng. Silas Kinoti has consequently warned Kenyans against becoming victims of the fraudsters and urged those interested in dealing with the state agency to visit their official website or any of their physical offices across the country,  for genuine communications.

KURA headquarters is at Barabara Plaza-JKIA, Off Airport South Road along Mazao Road Opposite Aviation house .

In their latest attempt to defraud Kenyans, the criminals drafted and released online a fake communication between the office of the Kura DG and his Kenya Roads Board counterpart Rashid Mohamed.

The fake letter states that Eng. Kinoti had requested for about half a billion shillings towards improvement of Karen roads Lot 1,2and 3.

Eng.Kinoti

“The purpose of this letter is to request for funds totaling to sh599,621,212.08 to enable us upgrade/rehabilitate the roads in the three lots to improve connectivity and safety in and around the area,’’ reads part of the fake letter.

Initially, the crooks developed a fake job vacancy online site and advertised up to 23 vacancies for the year 2022/2023 in a spirited bid to con members of the public.

The fake jobs included assistant director, assistant office administrators, engineers, land surveyors, road inspectors, and superintendents, IT officers, drivers, and deputy director positions for human resources, engineering, project auditing, and quality assurance.

The qualifications required one to have “a minimum mean grade of D+ in KCSE, have reasonable years of experience in the field, good communication skills, free of any criminal records and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan constitution and clearance certificates from EACC, KRA, HELB, NPS, and the CRB”.

 



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