IN SHORT: An image circulating on social media purports to show 21 new appointees to Kenya’s civil service. The list is fake.
An image circulating on Facebook in Kenya appears to be an official list of newly appointed chief administrative secretaries. It lists 21 names.
The Law Society of Kenya challenged the creation of the position in the courts. Lawyers argued that it was expensive, unconstitutional and lacked public participation.
The bar association lost its case in February 2023, paving the way for appointment of the secretaries.
It is against this background that the list is circulating, with many of the names being allies of president William Ruto.
But is it legitimate?
‘We are still finalising the recruitment process’
Africa Check contacted the PSC by phone. The agency said the list was fake and it was finalising recruitment.
“The list circulating on social media is not from us,” a spokesperson said.
On 21 February the PSC published a list of 224 shortlisted candidates.
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