Kira Municipality to Audit Private Security Firms

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Ssekasamba says that they have realized that most of the security firms might be using unvetted individuals with a criminal history.

Kira Municipal authorities have resolved to audit all private security guards in the area. The audit is meant to root out unqualified, undisciplined and criminal elements deployed by the private security firms.



 
The decision to audit the guards was reached in a security meeting following reports that private security guards are connected to most of the crimes in residential homes and companies among others. Security reports indicate that some of the guards have either been conniving with thugs or getting directly involved in robberies where they are deployed.
 



The latest incident is where a security guard shot dead his colleague who was off duty when he returned to break into a house he was guarding. Kira police are also hunting for a security guard for allegedly masterminding the attack on the home of Archie Rwego, which left him dead.
 



Joseph Muhoozi Ssekasamba, the newly appointed Wakiso Deputy Resident District Commissioner in charge of Kira Municipality, says the incidents have triggered panic among residents given the fact that many of them use private security guards.



 
The police standing orders require all private security companies to provide a record of their employees and regularly report on the number of firearms in their possession.  Police is also mandated to supervise the recruitment and training of private security guards.
 
 
However, Ssekasamba says that they have realized that most of the security firms might be using unvetted individuals with a criminal history.

 
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He says beside trying to establish individual records of the guards, the audit will also capture the number of private security firms operating in the municipality and the number of personal deployed.