The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), Dr. Wison K. Aruasa, MBS has cautioned the public against cyberspace fraudsters purporting to be offering jobs at MTRH.
He was addressing journalists at Eldoret Police Headquarters, alongside Uasin Gishu County Police Commander, Mr. Johnstone Ipara on 27th May, 2020 regarding the fake Facebook accounts operating under the name of MTRH-CEO.
Dr. Aruasa said the suspects, who were arrested on 21st May, 2020 in Meru and Nakuru towns and are being held for 14 days after application by Police to the Court, opened the fake account on or about 14th February, 2020. At that time, MTRH reported the matter to the Police and duly cautioned members of the public from engaging with the fraudsters in any way.
The suspects; Zacharia Kiprotich Sang, Richard Cheruiyot Rotich and Shadrack Kiprotich Rotich fleeced some people of cash with false pretext that they would be offered job opportunities at MTRH.
The Police told the Press that they are still pursuing other accomplices from various towns, who will soon be brought to book. They asked any persons who have been duped by the above individuals to report to Eldoret Police Station and record their statements accordingly.
The CEO highlighted MTRH recruitment processes which include; staff are strictly guided by Personal and Institutional Integrity as Core Value no.1, saying that whenever vacancies arise due process is followed through placement of a national advert in MyGov pullout, which is carried as an insert by local dailies every Tuesday. The same advert is also placed in the MTRH website.
Finally, he thanked the Police for their professionalism and thorough cyber investigations, leading to the arrest of the three suspects.