MPs thwart security guards minimum wage bid

Private guards frisk customers at a supermarket in Olkalau, Nyandarua on December 24, 2016. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • If the regulations came into effect, the welfare of security guards was expected to improve immensely as licensed firms would be required to pay guards in their employ at least the minimum wage.

  • In cities such as Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, this amounts to Sh27,993 for a night guard and Sh25,641 for a day guard.

  • In municipalities like Nakuru, Nyeri and Kakamega, this comes to Sh25,905 and Sh16,119 and Sh13,575 in all other areas, mostly small urban and rural areas.

MPs have opted to deny 500,000 security guards better pay by throwing out new regulations that would have increased remuneration for the sector in January.

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