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500,000 Guards Risk Losing Jobs If New Regulations Are Implemented


Stakeholders in the Private Security Industry have appealed for an extension of the deadline to comply with the new licensing regulations issued by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

The Protective Security Industry Association PSIA, a lobby group for the security firms says it is impossible to beat Matiang’i’s six month deadline to meet the requirements.

The association fears that if the requirement is effected over 500,000 security guards risk losing their jobs

Speaking at a media briefing, PSIA Chairperson Cosmas Mutava, says they association needs at least three years to comply with the regulations.

Mutava highlighted countries like Britain that were given at least five years to comply with almost similar regulations.

Mutava highlighted the training requirement of all employees of private security providers to undergo training within six months as hard to achieve, noting that there very few institutions that offer such training.

PSIA is a lobby group of private security guards companies with a membership of over 500,000 guards.