Do not encourage money talks on social media, Education CECM


Kitui Minister in the Education docket, David Kivoto has warned residents top be careful as most social media accounts created in most prominent persons names are fake.

His sentiments were triggered by an account created on Facebook in his name which has been used to rob people off their money.

According to him, the Facebook user dubbed David Musyoki Kivoto has been promising to offer residents employment in Kitui’s county government.

“The user also borrows money from friends in his list in my name and gives a different number for them to send the money,” said the Minister.

A lady from Machakos was conned ksh.20,000 after being promised to be given a county government job, said Kivoto.

“During last year’s national census exercise, another Kitui resident was conned ksh.5000 after being assured to secure the job,” narrated the county County Executive Committee Member.

The minister also stated that there are no job opportunities at the county government and if there were, they would not be given out in Facebook.

County government recruitment is done through the county public service board and no county staff is involved in recruitment.

“Do not accept discussions about money through Facebook as these people are there to steal money from unsuspecting individuals,” cautioned David.

Cyberbullying is tormenting that takes place through digital devises such as mobile phones, computers, tablets and occurs through messages, among others.

Cyberbullying occurs in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchap, Instagram, through mails, instant messages and short message services.

According to Section 27 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act, 2018- 2, a person who commits an offence under sub section [1] is liable on conviction, to a fine not exceeding ksh.20 million or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or both.





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