Hoax: These Facebook Accounts Offering Loans in the Name of First Lady Rachel Ruto Are Imposters

The official Facebook page of Kenya’s First Lady is verified and has no information on the alleged loans.

Facebook accounts purporting to offer loans in the name of First Lady Rachel Ruto are HOAXES.

The said Mama Care Initiative loans on offer range from KSh10,000 to KSh850,000. Another account under the name Rachel Chebet Ruttoh, claims to offer ‘Hustlers Fund’ soft loans ranging from KSh10,000 to KSh350,000. First-time applicants are allowed to apply for any loan amount between KSh10,000 and KSh100,000.

The loans, the post says, are approved within seven minutes and have a zero percent interest rate.

Disbursement of the Hustler Fund has, however, not begun.

Speaking during the launch of Thiba Dam in Kirinyaga County on 15 October 2022, President William Ruto said the KSh50 billion Hustler Fund he promised during campaigns will be up and running by December 2022.

There is no information on the alleged loans on the official Facebook page of the First Lady, which is verified.

PesaCheck contacted David Mugonyi, the Head of the Presidential Communication Service, who denounced the accounts.

“These are fakes,” Mugonyi wrote in response to our inquiry.

PesaCheck has previously debunked an imposter account claiming to offer loans in the First Lady’s name.

PesaCheck has looked into Facebook accounts offering loans in the name of First Lady Rachel Ruto and finds them to be HOAXES.

This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

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