Kara is set to partner with Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) towards realizing the intended reforms in the private security sector.

The partnership was agreed on when the Chief Executive Officer of Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) Mr. Fazul Mohamed visited Kara offices to discuss possible areas of collaboration between the two organizations. Mr. Fazul said that Resident Associations play a key role in promoting neighbourhood security and must therefore be actively involved in the intended reforms of the private security sector.

Kara CEO Mr. Ochieng said that KARA welcomes the anticipated reforms given the challenges that have been associated with the private security sector in the past. “A number of Resident Associations are consumers of services offered by the private security firms and are therefore supportive of measures to regulate the sector and inject professionalism in provision of services” he added.

The assent of the Private Security Regulation Act on May 18, 2016 and its commencement on June 3, 2016, triggered a process of reform in the private security sector. The Act creates the Private Security Regulatory Authority with specific mandated to drive the reform agenda and ensure that the law is effectively implemented.

The Act defines the scope of the industry and private security providers, lays down the basis of registration and licensing, the framework for co-operation with national security organs. It also defines and brings all security equipment under its regulation, provides a framework for inquiry into the conduct of private security providers, a code of conduct for the industry among other issues. Click here to access the Private Security Regulation Act