The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) flagged job advertisements announcing over 2,000 vacancies at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as fake.
In a statement released on Saturday, June 17, the authority stated that they did not originate the advertisements circulating on social media platforms.
The advertised positions included drivers, flight attendants, and luggage handlers.
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The fake advertisement claimed that KAA was conducting a large-scale recruitment campaign, with some positions offering salaries as high as Ksh38,000.
KAA also disclosed that several applicants were falling victim to fraudulent applications, as they were instructed to make payments during the application process.
The authority added that some of the scammers responsible for the fake adverts were creating parody accounts on social media to deceive applicants.
“The Kenya Airports Authority has noticed fraudulent individuals who are deceiving the public by making false claims about securing employment within our organization.
“Unsuspecting individuals are being enticed through fake social media pages and posters,” the statement read.
The agency, which oversees airports in the country, urged interested individuals to refer to their official platforms for authentic job vacancies.
“Please note that all job opportunities at the authority are officially advertised in prominent daily newspapers and posted on the KAA official website – www.kaa.go.ke,” the authority clarified.
In recent years, many Kenyans have fallen victim to scammers through fake job advertisements, resulting in the loss of their hard-earned money, as the demand for employment remains high.
The unemployment rate in Kenya decreased to 4.9 percent in the quarter spanning from October to December 2022, marking a decline of 0.7 percentage points compared to the corresponding quarter in 2021.
According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Kenyans between the ages of 40 and 44 experienced the highest increase in unemployment. The number of unemployed individuals in this age group rose by 58,702 during the quarter, reaching a total of 175,578 people.