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HOAX: This Kenya Police Service recruitment form is not authentic

The Kenya Police Service is not recruiting.

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form on Facebook as seen here and here, purportedly calling for applications to join the 2023/2024 cohort of the Kenya Police Service is a HOAX.

The form requires applicants to provide personal information such as name, gender, email address, phone number, and county of residence.

The document asserts that the recruitment lasts from 1 August 2023 to 29 September 2023.

After entering the personal details, applicants are directed to another page, where they are prompted to click the “check” button to determine their eligibility to join the Kenya Police Service.

However, after clicking the check button, the applicants are asked to provide their full name and level of education.

“Congratulations… After checking your applications, You’re eligible to join the Kenya Police Service,” an alert pops up on the screen.

However, one must share the form with 15 friends or in five WhatsApp groups to qualify for recruitment. We clicked the share button multiple times until the green bar filled up.

“Congratulations, Your application is successful, and you will receive a confirmation Sms/Email after your submission,” we were informed and instructed to click on the submit button.

Upon clicking “submit,” we were redirected to an unrelated webpage but received no confirmation email.

A keyword search on the Kenya Police Service website, verified X account (formerly Twitter) and Facebook page showed no recent job advertisements. Additionally, the Kenya Police Service reposted a post from the National Police Service that labelled the job advertisement in question as fake.

“Kindly take note, The Commission is not undertaking any recruitment,” the National Police Service Commission posted on their verified X account.

The Kenya Police Service is responsible for maintaining law and order, while the National Police Service Commission oversees the human resource functions of the NPS. The Kenya Police Service operates as a component of the NPS.

PesaCheck has looked into a form on Facebook purportedly calling for applications to join the 2023/2024 cohort of the Kenya Police Service and found it to be a HOAX.

This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.

Have you spotted what you think is fake or false information on Facebook? Here’s how you can report. And, here’s more information on PesaCheck’s methodology for fact-checking questionable content.

This fact-check was written by PesaCheck fact-checker Naomi Wanjiku and edited by PesaCheck senior copy editor Cédrick Irakoze and acting chief copy editor Francis Mwaniki.

The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.

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

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