We want members to be trained on gun safety- Bouncers association make demands.
The bouncers form association has made demands to the government, regarding their line of work.
Speaking at Charter Hall in Nairobi during the association’s first board meeting, they stated that they want a partnership with the ministry of interior on matters of security, additionally, they want the people to refrain from the title “ bouncer”
The chairman stated,”We first want to do away with the name bouncer because it has been associated with very bad incidents and causes. As we get rid of the name, we will be cleaning the profession.
Further, the association wants to register 30,000 Kenyans who work as security stewards in various sectors of the economy.
The chairman stated,”We want members who meet certain requirements. Those who are not in bad books with the police and have received basic security and life-saving training.”
Okwemba Sammy, a member from the board, also aired that it’s high time they are accorded the respect they deserve.
He stated,”We provide security at events, we offer VIP protection to movie stars, tourists and dignitaries. We therefore want this industry to be respected and members remunerated well.”
“We want members to be trained on gun safety. Stewards need basic training on how to disarm a person causing trouble, while carrying a firearm. They need to know how to keep it safe as they wait for police to come,” he added.
They also promised to push for a better pay, in the near future.
They stated,”Payment is based on risk assessment and it can be Sh3,000 per day or even Sh200,000 per day for top celebrities. We do not wish our members to be paid Sh20,000 to offer services to a CEO for a whole month.”