Frequently Asked Questions

The Private Security Regulation Act No. 13 of 2016.

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The key mandate of the Authority is to ensure the effective regulation, administration, supervision and control of the private security industry in Kenya.


  1. Provision of guarding services;
  2. Security training to private security service providers;
  3. Installation of burglar alarms and other protective equipment;
  4. Security for cash in transit;
  5. Access control installation;
  6. Car tracking and surveillance;
  7. Close-circuit television;
  8. Private investigation and consultancy;
  9. Provision of dog guarding services;
  10. Locksmiths;
  11. Manufacturing, importing, distributing and/or advertising of monitoring devices; and
  12. Any other services or activities protecting or safeguarding a person or property in any manner.

Yes. Any person or company offering private security services in Kenya must be registered by the Private Security Regulatory Authority in accordance with the Private Security Regulation Act No. 13 of 2016.

No. The Private Security Regulation Act No. 13 of 2016 does not contemplate a waiver of this registration requirement.

Yes. All training institutions/facilities must be registered and accredited by the Authority before they can train private security service providers.

The Authority provides unwavering pre and post registration support to private security providers in their compliance and registration journey. Please visit our offices at Lonrho House 10th Floor, or website at or call +254 708 075 417

A license granted by the Authority shall remain in force for a period of five (5) years from the date of issuance, subject to annual renewal.

A private security provider shall not use or allow the use of uniforms similar to any of the uniforms worn by any disciplined forces or any national security organ in Kenya.
Yes. Expatriate security service providers shall seek approval and recommendation of the authority to apply for work/entry permits. The expatriate shall provide proof that his or her services are necessary to functions of the security company and no comparable skills are available locally. A Kenyan understudy shall be assigned to the hired expatriate.
The Authority’s offices are located at Lonrho House 10th Floor, Standard Street, Nairobi. The Authority intends to open regional offices in Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret to ensure access to our services in all parts of the Republic.
  1. Company certificate of incorporation or formal registration documents;
  2. Certified copies of identification documents (certified copies of passport incase of a foreign national) for every director, partner, trustee, shareholder;
  3. Valid certificate of good conduct for every director, partner, trustee, shareholder;
  4. Certified shareholders certificate CR12;
  5. Copy of KRA pin Certificate for the company and all directors, partners, trustees, shareholders;
  6. Three years audited accounts of the firm;
  7. Two recent colored passport size photos of every director, partner, trustee, shareholder;
  8. Immigration status and a valid work permit in case of an expatriate;
  9. Physical address, email address and telephone number of every director, partner, trustee, shareholder;
  10. Names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of persons performing executive functions in respect of the security firms.
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No. Currently the Authority does not charge any application fee.

Yes. For a foreign company to be eligible for registration as a corporate private security provider in Kenya it must have at least 25% local shareholding.

No. Current serving members of the disciplined forces cannot register a private security company. However, where a person has previously served in any of the disciplined forces, he or she must submit to the Authority a certificate of discharge and a certificate of clearance from such service.

Yes. The Private Security Training Curriculum was launched on the 6th December 2019 by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.

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Yes. In order to lodge a complaint, you are required to submit a letter addressed to the Director General/Chief Executive Officer detailing the claim and accompanied with the documents in support of the complaint.

The Code of Conduct for private security providers is contained under the Second Schedule of the Private Security Regulation Act No. 13 of 2016.

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You can email the name of the company as it appears in the certificate of registration and the company’s unique registration number at the top-left corner of the certificate. We will verify the details from our database and confirm the registration status of the company within 24hrs.