Second Lady Mama Rachel Ruto has distanced herself from a social media page using her name to fleece unsuspecting Kenyans.

In the name of a welfare promotion project, the page alleges to assist members of the public, specifically those above the age of 24, start businesses by offering them openings into a variety of opportunities; sale of second hand clothes, Proboxes, pickups and motorbikes.

Taking to her Twitter on Tuesday, March 10, Mrs Ruto branded the page and propositions as fake.

Sharon Mukami an unsuspecting member of the public, informed that as a businesswoman she was drawn into giving the scheme a try, however, she backed out at the last minute when they asked her for money.

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DP Ruto with second lady Rachael Ruto Photo/Courtesy

Mukami had written to the page, giving her details and requested a Toyota Hiace.

“When you do business, these deals often come to you. But when it gets to the point of sending them money, then you need to think twice,” Mukami stated.

“How do you even transfer money for a car you haven’t even seen. These things have become serious. When it gets there you don’t need to continue,” she added.

In one of the screenshots disguised as Mama Rachel, the user engages an interested party in conversation centred around the type of business the applicant wants.

To appear credible, the applicant is quizzed on how they intend to use the vehicle, and if one is able to maintain it.

After the applicant fully details the intended business plan, they are hit with an ultimatum to pay a Ksh6,800 fee to facilitate the transfer of logbooks.


Screenshot of social media page Rachel Ruto called out as fake.

If interested, a contact of one Lawi Kipng’eno is given, stating that he is the project manager. He requires of you; legal names, contact details and your location.

“Which type of business are you interested in? Is it housing, transport or what?” Kipng’eno posed, when we stated we were interested, and responded with transport.

“Which model of a car do you want? Send me your name, contacts, location and ID number, I will check with us and then get back to you,” he stated.

Members of the public have often been required to beware of online scams, and interrogate ‘opportunities’ that may appeal to them before indulging.

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