KK Security Company has come out to issue a statement after one of its employees was caught on camera assaulting a woman.
A video of the incident was shared on social media on Monday, attracting angry reactions from the Kenyan online community. This prompted the Security agency to issue a response apologising for the incident which occurred at Lobelia Court in Nairobi’s Kilimani estate.
KK Security further said it has suspended the security guard identified as Philip Kiriba.
”KK Security sincerely regrets the incident that occurred on April 15 2019, at Lobelia Court, Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya. As a responsible corporate citizen, KK Security seeks to operate with the utmost professionalism and respect. This type of behaviour is unacceptable to our company and we will work to ensure a satisfactory conclusion to this incident.”
Chief Executive Officer Private Security Regulatory Authority, Fazul Mahamed termed the incident as regrettable.
“Following preliminary investigations of the incident, we have ordered for the immediate suspension of the officer, an internal disciplinary process by the employer as well as reporting the incident to the nearest police station,” Fazul said in a statement.
“Private security officers are under the obligation, responsibility and duty to maintain public safety and security in line with provisions of the Private Security Regulation Act, No 13 of 2016. A private security officer causing a breach of public safety and security goes against the conduct expected of private security officers,” he added.
In the viral video, the guard is heard warning the victim that mobile phones of people who record videos are usually broken. He then sneaks in on the woman and appears to slap the phone out of her hands.
The female victim was reportedly recording the guard for denying her entry on account that African tenants have to seek permission from the Chinese Management company.
“Just been assaulted by a KKSecurity guard at my place. He slapped me because I was recording him refusing to let my car in saying the African Tenant’s have to get permission from the Chinese management (China Wuyi) please help me share this far & wide,” a post on social media read.
Watch the clip below.
“Just been assaulted by a KK Security guard at my place. He slapped me because I was recording him refusing to let my car in saying the African Tenant’s have to get permission from the Chinese management (China wuyi) please help me share this far & wide”@DCI_Kenya pic.twitter.com/txmLvzQBSZ
— John Ogola (@jjogola) April 15, 2019