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Guards demand for guns and better pay

Private security guards held a protest march in the central business district on Thursday to demand for firearms and increased salaries.

The guards argue that they are vulnerable in the face of violent crimes in the city and should be allowed to bear firearms.

They said they are in the frontline of ensuring security to city residents.

They also want a minimum wage, allowances and insurance.

The demonstration was organized by the Kenya National Private Security workers Union.

Security guards, under current regulations, can only be armed with clubs and security dogs.