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Government introduces force number for private security guards

The government has introduced a Guard Force Number (GFN) to enhance oversight and coordination within the private security sector.

Hundreds of security guards from various private security companies turned up for the mass registration exercise on Saturday convened by the private security regulatory Authority in line with the ongoing mandatory nationwide security vetting, training, and licensing of private security officers.

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Speaking during the ceremony, Private Security Regulatory Authority Director General Fazul Mohammed issued an ultimatum for firms to increase the minimum wage for private security officers to 30,000 shillings per month.

His sentiments were echoed by United Democratic Party UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala.

Nairobi county governor Johnson Sakaja who was in attendance called on government institutions and unions to come up with a roadmap for the implementation of the minimum wage for private security guards even as G4S Kenya Managing Director Laurence Okelo called for adherence.

Currently, the minimum wage pay for daytime security guards is 15,201 shillings while night security officers get a pay of 16,959 shillings.

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