PARTLY FALSE: 18 Applicants Have Not Been Shortlisted for the Position of Solicitor General

By Rodgers Omondi

The Public Service Commission says only eight people have been shortlisted for interviews.

post shared on Facebook claiming that 18 applicants have been shortlisted for the position of Solicitor General (SG) is PARTLY FALSE.

The Solicitor General is an officer under the Office of the Attorney General.

The Constitution specifies that the role of the SG is to assist the Attorney General in the performance of the duties of his/her office.

Published on 2 December 2022, the post claims that those shortlisted will be subjected to interviews, after which President William Ruto will pick a suitable candidate to be vetted by the National Assembly.

The 18 applicants in the claim’s list are; Beatrice Adhiambo Akuno (Homa Bay), Paul Lilan (Nandi), Beatrice Mugeni Meso (Busia), Shadrack Mose (Nyamira), Stephen Ochieng Mallowah (Siaya), Nelson Havi (Kakamega), George Kithi (Kilifi), Mary Karen Kigen (Uasin Gishu) and Francis Nyaga (Kirinyaga).

Also listed are; Stephen Anditi (Nairobi), Victor Nyabuti (Nyamira), Vincent Madogo (Kakamega), Joel Kipkirui (Bomet), Kenneth Mutai (Uasin Gishu), Walubengo Waningilo (Trans Nzoia), Paul Musili (Kitui), Nyambega Mose (Kisii) and Stanley Kerandi (Nakuru).

But is the list authentic? We checked the PSC Twitter account and Facebook page, where it publishes such communications, but there was no such list.

We also checked the Commission’s website and established that only eight applicants had been shortlisted for interviews and not 18.

The names of the 18 alleged applicants are the same as those listed in the post we are debunking.

The eight on the PSC shortlist for interviews are; Marykaren Kigen, Shadrack Mose, Beatrice Akuno, Nelson Havi, Paul Lilan, Beatrice Meso, Stephen Mallowah, and George Kithi.

The interviews will be held on 13 and 14 December 2022 at the PSC Commission House offices in Nairobi.

PesaCheck has examined a post shared on Facebook claiming that 18 applicants have been shortlisted for the position of Solicitor General and finds it to be PARTLY FALSE.

This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

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