The appointment notice dated February 18,2023 which is circulating on social media on the appointment of Former West Mugirango Constituency MP Hon Vincent Kemosi and 20 others as Chief Administrative Secretaries is fake.
The notice comes a few days after Justice Monicah Mbaru, of the Employment and Labour Relations Court, ruled that the Public Service Commission (PSC) to create the position is lawful.
The judge noted that the commission followed the requisite legal procedure in its bid to establish the office, taking steps such as inviting public views.
The ruling paves way for the PSC to invite applications for the CAS job vacancies advertised in October last year.
Netizens have reacted to the notice, questioning its authenticity.
For instance, the name of Vincent Kemosi on the appointment notice is written as KEIMOSI and Caleb written as Kaleb.
The Government cannot make such errors.
Supporters of the former MP have been pushing for the appointment of Kemosi as CAS, following his election loss to Stephen Mogaka.
The fact-checker has verified that the statement did not originate from Office of The President or was it posted by President William Ruto as purported.
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According to State House handle, the last post made was on February 18, 2023 and was about the 36th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Ethiopia.
Former Soy MP Caleb Kositany on Sunday morning dismissed the post and termed it as a Fake news alert.
In the fake Gazette notice, Caleb was appointed as CAS Lands and Housing.
Political analysts have read it as a blackmail to the head of State.
” Nothing in politics happens out of nowhere. The notice must have originated from one of the 21 individuals on the list.” A source told Gusii Digital News.