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If you are planning to start a security company in Kenya, you need to be aware of the Private Security Industry Regulation Bill that was signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta in May 2016.
According to the Kenyan government, the new law will provide a framework for cooperation between private security companies and the national security organs. The objective of the Act is to provide for a framework of regulation of private security services industry in accordance with the values and principles set out in the constitution.
The law calls for the registration of all security firms, training of its personnel and proper remuneration for all private security guards.
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Foreigners who are looking to setup security company in Kenya, this law will provide for guidelines for foreign ownership and control of business operating as a security service provider.
The new law will also provide for the establishment of the Private Security Regulatory Authority. The Authority which shall have its headquarters in Nairobi shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal.
The Authority shall ensure reasonable access of its services in all parts of the Republic, so far as it is appropriate to do so, having regard to the nature of the service. The Authority will set standards, create an enforcing mechanism, improve personnel welfare and offer redress from unscrupulous players.
The Private Security Regulatory Authority will be governed by a board consisting of a chairperson appointed by the President.
Read more about Private Security Regulation on Kenya Law website.
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