law provides a framework for cooperation between
private security companies, and the national security organs. It also
regulates the private security services industry in accordance with the
and principles of the constitution.
The law calls for the registration of all security
firms, training of its personnel, and proper remuneration for all private
It will also provide guidelines for foreign
ownership, and control of businesses operating as security service providers.
The new law will also provide for the establishment of
the Private Security Regulatory Authority, with its headquarters in Nairobi.
The authority shall ensure reasonable access of its
services in all parts of the country, so far as it is appropriate to do so,
having regard for the nature of the service.
The body will set standards, create an enforcing
mechanism, improve personnel welfare, and offer redress from unscrupulous
The Authority shall be governed by a board consisting
of a chairperson appointed by the President.
Uhuru also signed the Political Parties
Amendment Act 2016.
Also present at the signing were the Speaker of the
National Assembly Justin Muturi, Attorney General Githu Muigai, Majority leader
in Parliament Aden Duale, and Clerk to the National Assembly Justin Bundi.