Kenya Railways on Friday, October 30, disowned a notice that had been circulating online advertising jobs in the company.
The advertisement assured applicants they were sure to get employment upon providing certain details.
In a statement, the state corporation urged the public to ignore the fake job advert.
“Members of the public are cautioned to be extra vigilant and not to be quick to click on suspicious links,” the notice read in part.
Vacancies in the state corporation are posted on the company’s official website and communicated through official social media channels and also through local dailies.
The corporation in collaboration with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) has been in the process of upgrading the current railway system in the city.
The system is expected to work in tandem with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.
In an interview on October 28, NMS boss Mohammed Badi announced that Nairobi Commuter Trains will commence operations at the start of November 2020.
“We will have commuter trains coming in from all directions of Nairobi. We have already started with Embakasi which has always been full every day from 5 p.m. From there we will have the BRT buses that will drop people either within the CBD or to their respective bus termini if they are continuing with their journey outside Nairobi,” he stated.
The diesel-powered trains are expected to ply five routes; from Nairobi Central Station to Embakasi Village, Syokimau, Kitengela, Kikuyu and Thika.
Data provided by the Kenya Railways shows that 20,000 commuters use the rail network during weekdays.
In terms of security, a special unit drawn from the police service has been deployed to offer security and enforce the laws in the Nairobi Commuter Rail just as traffic officers are based on Kenya roads.