Is UDA Party Recruiting Youths 4 Ruto National Executives?

By Naomi Wanjiku

An online poster published on Facebook purportedly by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), seeks to recruit Kenyan youth into the party’s national executive.

The poster urges youth who “believe they can lead” to send their application to an email address given on the banner.

“Are you a leader seeking a platform to showcase your skills? Youths for Ruto Kenya invites you to send a detailed CV and cover letter to: cedy4r2022@gmail.com. Quote the position you are applying for,” the recruitment post reads.

Some of the vacant positions include vice-chair, finance director, secretary-general, legal affairs director, Islam relations director, and 47 county liaison officers.

A disclaimer is issued on the poster that all the vacant positions are voluntary and taxing. The application deadline is 14 July 2021.

Verification

The UDA party through its official Twitter account has asked members of the public to disregard the advertisement.

“Ignore the fake recruitment drive published by malicious individuals,” the party wrote on their Twitter page.

Wanjohi Githae, the UDA party director, also released a statement asking Kenyans to ignore that particular recruitment drive.

“Our attention has been drawn to an online poster purportedly issued by United Democratic Alliance (UDA) calling for Kenyan youth to apply for Youth 4 Ruto National Executive Positions,” Githae wrote.

“The poster bears party colours and wishes to fill positions in all 47 counties. We wish to state that there is no such recruitment that has been authorised by the party”.

Similarly, the ‘Youth for Ruto’ group has also dismissed the advertisement as fake and clarified that there are no vacant positions in the group.

“Youth for Ruto is fully populated within its structures from ward level to national level. Treat with contempt any material that appears to communicate otherwise,” Youths for Ruto wrote on their page.

Youth for Ruto is a group backing Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid in the 2022 elections. However, the group is not listed as a fully registered political party or a provisionally registered party on the Registrar of Political Parties website.

The group also pointed out that “any communication of the group is done on its regular channels and signed by group communication officer Samuel Nyamao”.

Verdict

PesaCheck has looked into a poster published on Facebook claiming that the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party is recruiting ‘Youths 4 Ruto’ national executives and finds it to be FALSE.

This story was produced by Africa Uncensored in partnership with Code for Africa with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie.

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