The acquisition of the license is in line with the Private Security Regulations Act which directs every private security agency to obtain a mandatory PSRA license in order to operate in Kenya.
Speaking during the official handover, PSRA Director-General Fazul Mahamed congratulated Security SGA for the immense milestone, a reflection of the continued performance in the provision of a broad range of security services that contribute to the safety of clients’ homes and businesses.
“SGA Kenya Limited is commended for being a private security provider with good standing, through compliance in line with the private security legislation. The five-year PSRA license is a certification for registration, a confirmation of SGA’s dedication to continue revolutionizing the security sector by offering practical solutions, professionalism, and efficiency” Fazul said.
The Private Security Regulatory Authority (PRSA) was directed to vet and clear all private security firms pursuant to the Private Security Regulations Act 2016, to bring cooperation between the private security services industry and the state agencies that deal with security.
The Act is applicable to private security officers, security guards, private security service providers, private security firms, and private investigators.
“At SGA, our pillars prioritize integrity to provide innovative security solutions to our customers anchored in sustainability for the sake of our community’s safety and security, not only here in Kenya, but also through our footprint in Uganda and Tanzania. The PSRA license granted to us today is evidence of our continued commitment in quality assurance of our varied services ranging from guarding, cash in transit, alarm response, tracking and tracing, events security, VIP escorts, security consultancy and other technical and IT related security installations,” said Delahaije, CEO and Chairman of SGA.
While receiving the PSRA license, Julius Delahaije thanked PSRA for its leadership to spearhead a regulatory structure through the mandatory license that will ensure that private security firms are operated in accordance with the set principles.