•A police or KDF recruitment exercise is a significant news item. Therefore, if there was such a recruitment, many media outlets would have reported on it.
The Facebook account has 231 friends.
The fact-checker has debunked the claim and the account and established it is not owned by Defence CS.
A police or KDF recruitment exercise is a significant news item. Therefore, if there was such a recruitment, many media outlets would have reported on it.
But a keyword search on the web shows that no media house reported on it.
The verified Facebook page was created on 17 April 2012.
Besides, the Facebook account we are fact-checking is among the many pages that the DCI has flagged as fake.
“The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is cautioning members of the public to be wary of fraudsters operating pseudo social media accounts impersonating members of the first family, the deputy president, chief justice and other senior government officials,” the DCI warned using their verified Twitter account.
“The crooks who have opened multiple Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts have obtained hundreds of thousands of shillings from unsuspecting Kenyans, who are duped into believing that the owners of the accounts will assist them to secure financial assistance, jobs, among other favours,” the DCI adds.
This fact check was produced by The Star Newspaper with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck, African Fact-Checking Alliance Network, and the United Nations Development Program.