The Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA), on behalf of the government, has announced plans to conduct inspections at six major entertainment venues in Nairobi County on Thursday.
In a notice issued by PSRA Director General Fazul Mahamed, the inspections aim to verify the licensing status of security guards employed at these establishments, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.
The targeted clubs scheduled for inspection starting from 8 am include Kettle House, Milan, Black Samurai, Oyster Bay, Embassy Bistrol, and Quiver Lounge Kitengela.
Mahamed emphasized that the purpose of the inspection is to ascertain whether the bouncers hired by these venues have undergone mandatory security training, possess valid Guard Force Numbers (GFNs), and hold appropriate licenses to operate as private security service providers.
“This inspection underscores the Authority’s determination to continuous oversight and enforcement measures,” stated Mahamed.
The decision to conduct these inspections follows a recent incident at Kettle House bar, where ten bouncers were arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting journalists and officers from NACADA during a raid.
Mahamed previously announced the implementation of Guard Force Numbers (GFNs) for private security officers as part of efforts to enhance oversight and coordination within the sector.
“This number is a unique identifier designed to facilitate easy recognition of private security officers by members of the public and to assist the government in keeping track of licensed private security officers,” Mahamed explained.