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Security guards union call for uniform pay

Kenya National Private Security Workers Union (KNPSWU) has called on the government to regulate all security hiring companies to pay a living wage (same rate).

Led by their General Secretary, Isaac Andabwa, the security guards said most hiring companies pay different rates which he said is affects the production of services rendered.

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He says that there is a need for hiring companies to establish a standardized wage.

“You find that some pay Sh10,000 and some even pay lower than that. This is greatly affecting the sector,” said Mr Andabwa.

On the other hand, he noted that there is a need for the security guards to be motivated since they do so much work.

“It is not easy to stand or sit the whole day or whole night to keep you and your property safe. Security guards need motivation. If it means their salaries being raised then let that be done,” said Mr Andabwa.

“It should always be remembered that security guards also have pressing needs like taking their children to school and paying their bills. This is why they should also be treated better,” added Mr Andabwa.

On the other hand, the security guards also noted that both the County and National governments have neglected them in the ongoing cabinet appointment.

They said that they have no representative in both the National or County government.

“We have not been included in the CS appointment. We call on the national government led by President William Ruto to include us in the government because we are also hustlers,” said Mr Andabwa.

He noted that most security guards are educated and some of them are Degree holders hence capable of leading in various slots.

“We have educated men and women among us. We also need to be considered in the positions of CS and county executive committee members,” added Mr Andabwa.