New Minimum Wages for Security Guards Set by Private Security Authority

Private guards demand Sh27,000 basic monthly pay

In a positive turn for security guards across Kenya, the Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) has given a nod for increased minimum wages. Security firms in Nairobi are now required to pay their guards a minimum of Ksh. 30,000 each month, while their counterparts in other parts of the country should receive a minimum of Ksh. 27,183.

This move is a significant step towards ensuring fair pay and better working conditions for security personnel who play a crucial role in safeguarding various establishments.

The decision to have different minimum wages for Nairobi and other regions takes into account the varying costs of living and economic factors throughout the country. By introducing these new wage standards, the PSRA aims to bridge income gaps and create a more balanced compensation system within the private security sector.

Security companies in Nairobi and other parts of the country are expected to adjust their payment structures to meet these minimum wage requirements. The PSRA emphasizes that this directive isn’t just a legal obligation but a move towards creating a fair and just work environment for security guards nationwide. The hope is that these changes will lead to increased job satisfaction and overall efficiency in the private security industry.

Security firms are urged to implement these changes promptly, and the PSRA has assured that any violations will be dealt with through appropriate regulatory measures.

This development is a positive stride towards recognizing the essential role played by security guards and ensuring their financial well-being, aligning with broader goals of promoting labor rights and fair employment practices.

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