A social media post that purported to be an open call for recruits into the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been proven fake.
In a statement dated Friday, November 4, KDF flagged the poster claimed to have originated from the Ministry of Defence. The military said the poster advertised a 2020 recruiting drive.
“Attention is drawn to the general public of a fake Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment exercise advert circulating on social media platforms,” KDF stated.
The openings advertised were for General Service Officers (GSOs), Cadets, Specialists officers, General Duty Recruits, Tradesmen/women, and Defence Forces Constables; all positions required a graduate degree.
In addition to outlining the duties of each position, the advertisement also cautioned applicants against offering or accepting bribes.
Recruitment advertisements, KDF made clear, are issued via mainstream media.
Kindly note that Kenya Defense forces are not currently engaged in any recruitment exercise and be advised that KDF recruitment exercise is advertised through the mainstream media.”
“We urge members of the public to disregard such fake alerts,” the statement added.
Similarly, many were fooled by a fraudulent job posting purportedly from the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).
The fake job advertisement advertised 300 open positions for a Docker Grade HG4 worker.
Similar to KDF, the vast majority of organizations with open positions need interested parties to submit their applications online or by email.
Over and over again, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has cautioned potential candidates to be wary of frauds.