• Wednesday, 24 July 2024
Java security guard Vincent Chepkwony awarded the highest commendation and recognition for a Private security officer

Java security guard Vincent Chepkwony awarded the highest commendation and recognition for a Private security officer

Vincent Chepkwony, the security guard who went viral for allowing protesters to take refuge inside the Java House outlet on Kimathi Street during the height of the anti-government demonstrations in Nairobi, has been commended for his dedication and service in the private security industry.

Private Security Regulatory Authority (PSRA) CEO Fazul Mahamed made the announcement in a letter addressed to Chepkwony on Tuesday, highlighting that his efforts had earned him appreciation from the private security watchdog.

"Pursuant to Section 9 (II of the Private Security Regulation Act, this Letter of Appreciation is awarded to Mr. Vincent Chepkwony. The commendation is in recognition of your remarkable dedication and service in the Private Security Industry in the country," said Mahamed.

"Your unwavering commitment, exceptional professionalism, and strict compliance with the legal standards have been instrumental in promoting the development of the private security industry in Kenya."

The PSRA boss, in a separate press release, indicated that the authority had convened a meeting with Chepkwony and his direct employer, Hatari Security, following reports that he had been fired over the incident.

“After a comprehensive review, the Authority firmly concluded that Mr. Chepkwony's actions were heroic, patriotic and commendable and therefore warranted a promotion and not a dismissal from duty,” said Mahamed.

“Consequently, the Authority directed Hatari Security Limited to reinstate Mr. Vincent Chepkwony to his role as a security guard with immediate effect.”

He added: “Mr. Chepkwony has subsequently been awarded the highest commendation and recognition for a Private Security Officer in Kenya for his bravery and unwavering commitment to duty. His reinstatement stands as a testament to the core values that uphold the private security industry in Kenya.”

This comes just hours after Hatari Security had denied reports of axing Chepkwony from its payroll.

 

Java security guard Vincent Chepkwony awarded the highest commendation and recognition for a Private security officer

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