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Jobs at Kenya’s National Land Commission? No, ad on Facebook a scam

IN SHORT: The vacancy notice requires you to jump through hoops to apply. Don’t bother – it’s not real.

A job advert seemingly from the National Land Commission (NLC) has been posted on Facebook.

The post reads: “New post added at Recruitment File – NLC Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Portal”

The land commission is a government agency that protects and manages Kenya’s publicly owned land.

But the link doesn’t go to the commission’s official website at Instead, it goes to a page on the site

This page offers jobs not only at the NLC, but at other organisations. 

It says the NLC is seeking to recruit staff for the offices of valuation and taxation directorate, legal affairs and dispute resolution, human resources and more.

It then gives a link to another page that requires you to log in. But the option to register cannot be found.

The application process is given as:

First visit the NLC job application portal, select the register button to begin, input your name, email address ID number, phone number and password, then click the confirmation link sent to your email.

Return to NLC portal and login, Fill the application form with your authentic data, upload necessary credentials according to stipulated size, proofread your application and then submit.

But is the job ad legit?


Applicants Beware!!

None of the positions offered are listed on the NLC’s official website.

The NLC has posted a screenshot of the page on its verified Twitter page – stamped “FAKE” in red.



It tweeted: “We wish to inform the public that the jobs advertisement purportedly by the National Land Commission circulating online is FAKE. We only advertise on our website and local newspapers whenever vacancies arise. Applicants Beware!!

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