Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) Chief Executive Officer Fazul Mahamed. PHOTO/COURTESY

Regulator To Publish List Of Non-Compliant Security Firms


The Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) intends to publish a legal notice containing a list of security companies that have failed, declined, or otherwise neglected to submit their legal commitments to pay Private Security Guards the Government set minimum wage of KES. 30,000/= as per Legal Notice No. PSRA/005/2023.

As at 5th March 2024, a significant number of private security companies have already submitted their legal commitment to pay the Government-set KES.30,000/= minimum wage for private security officers (security guards).

Take note, any company that fails to submit a duly signed legal commitment which forms part of the terms and conditions attached to its certificate of registration, shall be subjected to a regulatory audit review including a statutory review of its registration and licensing status in accordance with Section 32 the Act,”

warns the regulator in a statement.


“It is imperative for private security companies that have not yet submitted their legal commitment to pay Government-set minimum wage of Kes. 30,000/= for private security officers (security guards) to do so urgently to avoid the consequences of non-compliance,”

read a communication from the Authority.

The Authority further added that it has noted with concern that some security companies are submitting falsified or doctored pay slips capturing inaccurate details about their basic pay and other statutoty deductions.

It is essential to underscore that such actions of falsification of payslips constitute a criminal offence under Section 69 (1) (c) of the Act. Those found culpable shall face both fines and imprisonment,”

the regulator has warned.

The communication added that failure to comply shall result in a statutory review of the company’s registration and licensing status in accordance with Section 32 of the Act.

Therefore, taking immediate action to fulfill this legal obligation is essential to maintain regulatory compliance and mitigate any potential non compliance risks to the company’s operations,”

it concludes

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