KNEC Flags Fake Mass Recruitments Advert

  • The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) on Thursday, February 16, distanced itself from a job opening advert circulating on social media platforms. 

    In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the examination council announced that the information did not emanate from its recruitment department and warned the public against the imposters. 

    The announcement below on recruitment is not from KNEC,” the council warned. 

    An Image of the KNEC Headquarters at Mitihani House on Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi.

    An Image of the KNEC Headquarters at Mitihani House on Dennis Pritt Road, Nairobi.


    The purported job advert had called for applications for several positions in the council including Deputy Director, Examination Officer I, Examination Officer II, and Examination Officer III.

    According to the flagged advert, the recruitment process was scheduled to begin on February 15 before closing on February 28. 

    “KNEC recruitment 2023/2024 is ongoing. Kenya National Examinations Council job application portal www.knec.ac.ke, requirements, how to apply, starting, closing date and other relevant information are available on this page,” the statement read in part. 

    The statement by KNEC came amid a surge in cases of fake job opening calls. On Friday, February 10, the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) flagged a post notifying the public of upcoming recruitment as fake. 

    The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) was also forced to issue a statement after a similar advert circulated on social media platforms, exposing members of the public to the risk of being conned. 

    Whilst some of the rogue advertisers are said to be after conning money from the applicants, some- like was the case in the KNEC advert- do not solicit payment as a condition for application hence raising questions regarding their motive. 

    How to Avoid Fake Adverts

    Most government agencies have, however, advised members of the public to ignore third-party advertisers and to strictly follow information from official and verified social media handles for accuracy.

    Alternatively, government agencies advise job seekers to follow updates on openings on official websites under the recruitment or jobs option. 

    The increased fake job adverts come amid an alarming rate of unemployment which leaves qualified Kenyans scrambling for the few available jobs.

    Hundreds of Kenyans queuing in search of jobs at Athi River, Kenya on January 24, 2023.

    Hundreds of Kenyans queuing in search of jobs at Athi River, Kenya on January 24, 2023.


Jay Ndungu

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