G4S Security Guards Responsibilities, Recruitment & Salary

G4S is a leading global integrated security company specialising in the provision of security products, services and solutions. It is based in over 110 countries.

It is the largest private sector employer and largest security company in Africa, with operations in more than 30 African countries. It has more than 122 000 employees on the continent.

In Kenya, G4S employs more than 14,000 people and has a presence in all major urban centers within the country.

Any Kenyan who has stepped out into the public, you should have at least seen one G4S security guard, or vehicle along the roads.

These men and women have for the longest time have played a major role in the security sector. They are deployed to companies, buildings, businesses among others.

They also play a key role in the transportation, sector, and have built themselves an impressive resume’ as one of the most reliant cargo and parcel carriers in the country.

In this segment, Whownskenya.com dives into the employment and wages of these hardworking men and women.


Key responsibilities

G4S officers are required to secure premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment and access points; permitting entry.

In case of emergencies, the guards obtain help by sounding alarms.

They are also required to prevent losses and damage by reporting irregularities, informing violators of policy and procedures and restraining trespassers.


To make it into G4S, one needs to have attained a minimum of D+ grade in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

Interested parties should be literate to the extent of reading and understanding printed regulations, detailed assignment instructions, training instructions and be able to compose reports that convey complete information

A G4S aspirant should be able to produce proof of computer literacy. S/he should be able to demonstrate that s/he has no past criminal record by producing the Kenya Police Certificate of Good Conduct dated not earlier than 6 months on the date of application.

One is also required to be physically fit and of reasonable height desirable for the role of a Security Guard. This is followed by a medical fitness certificate from a government hospital.

A minimum of two referees’ letters from traceable referees who will be contacted as part of our employee screening process.

One should be a holder of a Kenyan National ID Card which is not defaced in any way and aged between 25 years and 35 years.


The average base pay for security guards at G4S is reported to be between Ksh21,266 to Ksh22,975.

Accountants are reported to earn between Ksh37,000 and Ksh53,000. Drivers earn between Ksh26,000 and Ksh32,000.