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KWS Rejects Recruitment Messages Going Round on Social Media

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KWS officials during tree planting ceremony at Nairobi National Park/Twitter photo

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The Kenya Wildlife Service has distanced itself from messages going round on social media that they are hiring new employees.

Individuals have been actively sharing information on Facebook and Twitter that the state corporation had planned to recruit new employees in the 47 counties.

“KWS recruitment date of selection in all counties will be on Tuesday 26th January 2022. The selection will begin at 8:00 am. The entire exercise will be conducted by KWS officers transparently in all counties free of charge,” one of the messages read.

However, through its official twitter account, KWS said they were not hiring new employees and asked Kenyans to disregard the messages.

“This is to bring to the attention of the public that @kwskenya is not recruiting as claimed in messages doing rounds in social media platforms. Please disregard such claims,” KWS wrote on Monday.

Using public institutions by cartels to con Kenyans for jobs is not a new thing in the country.

In July this year, detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested four suspects believed to have been part of a wider cartel that has been conning teacher millions of money in pretext of giving them jobs from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

According to the DCI, the four, Japheth Kyalo Kioko, Jeremiah Musyoka Talu, Lawrence Mutunga Mumo, and Nathaniel Kanyagia Jambuya conned Kenyans Ksh2.5 million in three months.

The four fraudsters opened a fake Facebook account in the name of the TSC boss Nancy Macharia’s name and defrauded many Kenyans millions of shillings.