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Kenya’s youth service agency is not advertising jobs in Israel for graduates, ignore fake poster

IN SHORT: In December 2023, Kenya’s labour ministry announced jobs for Kenyans in Israel. But this poster circulating on social media in Kenya, promising National Youth Service graduates jobs in Israel, is fake.

A poster advertising jobs for National Youth Service graduates in Israel is circulating on Facebook in January 2024. It shows the flag of Israel and several logos, including that of the Diaspora Recruiters Association, an organisation that facilitates the connection and recruitment of African talent to diaspora recruiters. 

The National Youth Service (NYS) is a government organisation that trains and mentors Kenya's young people through a paramilitary regimen, national building programmes, and technical and vocational training in various skills and trades.

The poster instructs potential applicants to send their CVs, NYS discharge letters and national IDs or passports to [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected].

In December 2023, Kenya’s ministry of labour announced that the government would be sending 1,500 farm workers to Israel, prompting mixed reactions from Kenyans. Israel is a small country in the Middle East

The poster has also been shared here and here on Facebook.

So is this job ad genuine? We checked.


Fake poster, confirms agency

The NYS logo on the poster is incorrect. The correct logo has the words “huduma kwa taifa” and “national youth service” in capital letters along the top and bottom of a shield. The shield features the Kenyan flag with two shovels crossed over it.

On 3 January 2024, the Kenya National Youth Service posted the ad on their Facebook page with the word “fake” written across it in red.

“We wish to notify our esteemed NYS Graduates that there is a scammer on the loose trying to swindle YOU into fake and bogus jobs abroad,” reads the post.

The government agency adds that all international and local job opportunities are processed through the office of the NYS Director General.

The poster is fake and should be ignored.

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