Interior CS Fred Matiangi and Private Security Regulatory Authority CEO Mr Fazul Mohamed

The Government has started fresh vetting and licensing of all private security providers in the country.

In a press statement from the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination on Monday, CS Fred Matiangi said all the private security firms will be subjected to vetting and clearance pursuant to the Private Security Regulations Act 2016.

Firms that will undergo fresh vetting will have their licenses renewed, the Ministry said.

The exercise will be carried out by the Private Security Regulations Authority and is set to take three months until March 31, 2020.

“Only private security providers who have been security vetted and cleared will be considered for licensing by March 31, 2020,” noted the statement.

For the exercise, security firms are required to submit registration certificates, identification documents, KRA PINs and certificates of good conduct for each of their director, partner, trustee and shareholder.

Additionally, the State requires that security providers submit documents showing three years audited accounts of the firm, certified shareholders certificate (CR12), immigration status and a valid work permit for expatriates.