The Kenya National Private Security Workers Union has stated that not all private security guards will be issued with guns.
This follows the gazettement of the Private Security Regulations Act that will see among other issues some private guards issued with guns and other tools like radio calls, and recorders by the government.
The Union’s Secretary General Isaac Andabwa says that guards of specific private security companies and those who are on special assignments will be issued with guards.
Andabwa says those posted on places like banks, airports, supermarkets and malls are the ones who will be issued with guns.
Andabwa also dismissed speculations that their roles will be competing with those of the Kenya Police Service but otherwise completing the work of the police.
He further pledged the union’s cooperation with the National Government in conducting awareness campaigns to sensitize citizens on the new laws.
The Private Security General Regulation was gazetted on 5th July this year in their favour.