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FAKE: This document does not show successful Chief Officer Candidates in Uasin Gishu County

By Kamadi Amata

The devolved unit has distanced itself from the document.

A document shared on Facebook purporting to show successful candidates for the position of chief officers in Uasin Gishu County is FAKE.

The document was posted online on November 8, 2022 and had a caption that partly reads “Corruption in Uasin Gishu Public Service Board is very high. The Board has prepared the list of successful Chief Officers even before the interviews are over.The interviews seem to be just a formality. Hov Bii needs to disband the Board if he wants to have some credibility.”

The document featured 20 names of candidates purported to have been selected by the Uasin Gishu Public Service Board to serve as chief officers.

But is the document legitimate? Was it authored by the Uasin Gishu County government?

We checked the county’s Facebook page and found a post distancing the devolved unit from the document we are fact-checking.

According to the county government, job adverts and shortlisting of qualified candidates are not done on social media, but through the county’s jobs portal.

“Kindly ignore the document below circulating online and treat it as FAKE. The County Government of Uasin Gishu advertises, shortlists and informs successful candidates through the official county job portal,” it posted.

On the portal, the county government has a message informing job seekers that all its vacancies and status of their application can only be accessed through the website.

‘’County Government of Uasin Gishu through its Public Service Board shall ensure all shortlisting, appointments and any information on status of all applicants is posted online on this platform.

This platform shall ensure persons who applied for any advertised post keep monitoring status without having to come or travel to County Offices,” reads a message on the jobs portal.

According to Uasin Gishu County Assembly Director of Communications David Sum, the executive only did interviews for shortlisted chief officers. 

‘’The executive only did interviews for shortlisted Chief officers . No appointment can be done without Assembly approval . However CECs have been appointed…10’’, Sum said. 

He further added that the poster going round in various social media platforms was Fake news.

This fact check was published by Mtaani Radio with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.

Kamadi Amata
Kamadi Amata
I am a digital content creator with niche in Health, politics, and Human Interest Features.

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