• April 19, 2024
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KenGen warns of fake job advertisement

KenGen warns of fake job advertisement

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has warned members of the public over fake job advertisements doing rounds on social media.

KenGen in a post on their social media pages on Monday noted that there have been documents circulating on WhatsApp suggesting that they are hiring for various posts.

Among the posts, according to the document that have since been branded fake include cleaners, drivers, store managers and security guards.

According to KenGen, they only advertise for job openings through their official website.

“FRAUD ALERT! Beware of fraudulent job adverts circulating on WhatsApp claiming to be from us. @KenGenKenya vacancies are only published on our official website. Visit https://careers.kengen.co.ke for job opportunities. #JenGaKenGen,” the agency said.

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC abbreviated to KenGen, is a government enterprise in the Republic of Kenya charged with the production of electricity for the country.

KenGen is the largest electric power producer in Kenya, generating over 60 per cent of the electricity consumed in the country.

The company owns 30 hydropower plants with a combined capacity of 825.69 MW, four thermal power plants generating 256 MW, seven geothermal power plants with a generating capacity of 713.13 MW and one Wind power plant at Ngong producing 26 MW, for a combined generating capacity of 1,817.82 MW.

Presently, KenGen operates five major geothermal power plants with 12 installed units, namely: Olkaria I, Olkaria II, Olkaria I unit 4 and 5, Olkaria IV, Olkaria V. 16 wellhead plants with 21 installed units.

Their warning of fake jobs adverte comes weeks after telecimunications giants Safaricom also issued a similar aleet.

Safaricom in posts on their verified social media pages warned of fake jobs purportedly in Safaricom and M-PESA foundations.

The company said their job advertisements are only through their websites.

There has been rising cases of individuals out to take advantage of high unemployment rate to get money from unsuspecting members of the public.

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