This Facebook post shared from an account purportedly run by President William Samoei Ruto claims that he is running a promotion and is offering Sh60,000 to 200 fans who will receive the money immediately.
The money from the supposed promotion, according to the post, will be disbursed through M-Pesa and interested parties are asked to share their phone numbers. Piga Firimbi has previously debunked claims on William Ruto offering Sh20,000 to appreciate Kenyans for electing him as the fifth President.
The first red flag with the post is that it asks people to share their phone numbers and names, which can be used for cell phone fraud. The post is also marred with capitalization errors.
The information was shared from an imposter Facebook account. The account is not run by President William Ruto. The information shared on the post was not shared on the President’s official Facebook account or his verified Twitter handle.
The post claiming that President Ruto is running a Sh60,000 promotion is FAKE.
This fact check was published by Africa Uncensored with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.