Photo: Pelt Security Guards after addressing media in Marsabit Town.

Pelt Security Guards in Marsabit county downed their tools on friday accusing their employer of poor working standards.

They said they earn basic salary of Sh8,000 and after tax deductions they do not receive payslips, adding the company denied them overtime pay.

The guards further claimed the company is withholding their identification and other documents.

They also accused their senior managers for violating workers rights like denying them sick leaves and when ever they raise concerns over poor working conditions, they are dismissed without any consultation.

Speaking to radio jangwani on phone Operations manager  Makena said that all the those grievances raised is not true but she accused other existing workers over incitement to destroy the image of the company.


15 securities guards gave the company seven days to address the concerns saying they risk being taken to court over the allegations.

The strike affected several organizations across Marsabit county posing a great risk over the ongoing insecurity in the county.