By Evans Isohe
NPS has disowned the account and indicated that the police boss does not run any social media accounts.
This Facebook account issuing statements in the name of National Police Service (NPS) Deputy Inspector General Douglas Kanja is FAKE.
The account has 38 followers and uses Kanja’s photo. On the account are several statements such as this, purportedly issuing communications to the public.
“I want to urge all unemployed youths in the country with the required qualifications to grab the KDF recruitment opportunity which has been advertised by the Ministry of Defence and start preparing themselves adequately,” reads a post on the account.
To ascertain the page’s authenticity, Mtaani Radio searched for Douglas Kanja on Facebook and established that there are several accounts using that name, but none of them is verified.
We checked NPS’ official X account and Facebook page, where it posts updates about the service, but there was no information regarding the said account.
On 1 September 2023, the police service released a statement disowning the account.
“We wish to caution the general public against interacting with the multiple fake accounts purporting to belong to the Deputy Inspector General-Kenya Police Service, Mr Douglas Kanja. The existing accounts are maintained by imposters with criminal intent to defraud unsuspecting Kenyans. Please note that DIG-KPS does not operate any social media accounts,” NPS posted.
Mtaani Radio looked into a Facebook account issuing statements in the name of National Police Service (NPS) Deputy Inspector General Douglas Kanja and found it to be FAKE.
This fact check was published by Mtaani Radio with technical support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck newsdesk, through the African Fact-Checking Alliance (AFCA).