Kenya Security Services

Kenya Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Services

ETS Risk Management provides security transportation and executive protection services to a wide range of clients traveling to Nairobi and throughout Kenya. Our local, close-knit, and extremely experienced security team of protectors and security drivers have been working with ETS for multiple years. Whether just a secure transfer from airport to hotel for a business traveler, or a robust 24 hour armed security team to protect you or your family during a vacation, the ETS Nairobi based team are here to support.


  • Armed Security officers

  • Licensed Executive Protection Personnel

  • Local Drivers – English speaking

  • Non-Armored Vehicles

  • Armed or unarmed protection (dependent on risk and requirement)

  • Site Security Surveys

  • Risk Reports

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Secure Airport Transfers Nairobi

We facilitate safe and secure overland travel from Airport to hotel and hotel to airport. The ETS secure transfer service provides clients a reliable, high-level security meet and greet service, as well as safe escort between locations. We can provide armed security escorts for airport transfers. Quite often clients like to keep the armed security officers in Nairobi for the duration of their stay.

Our team of local security specialists include highly experienced and vetted close protection officers; their knowledge of security, logistics, emergency first aid, and understanding of local cultures ensures client operations are deployed securely and effectively at all times.

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ETS Security Experience in Kenya

ETS has consistently provided safe and secure transportation for business travelers, Corporations, Media Organizations and VIPs for almost 10 years in the region of Kenya. We are also the trusted provider for protective services to a range of Fortune 10, 100 and 500 companies.

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Kenya Security Overview

Kenya is considered a volatile country with a heightened risk of Terrorism. Terrorist groups such as Al-Shabaab have dominated the ground for several years, intimidation of locals and high-profile attacks against westerners have increased during this time. Terrorist groups generally target western hotspots, for example, shopping complexes, beaches and hotels. Foreign travelers should also be aware of an increased risk of violent crime such as muggings and robberies in major cities such as Nairobi.

Travel by road in Kenya is high risk. Local driving standards are low, and local drivers routinely ignore traffic laws and functioning traffic lights. There is an increased risk of a road traffic crash or incident due to the poor infrastructure, poor road and vehicle conditions. The roads in most major cities show signs of wear, including potholes and other obstructions. Many vehicles do not meet minimal safety standards and are in poor mechanical condition.

Road conditions are poor in most outlying or rural areas, especially after the rainy seasons when roads deteriorate rapidly, causing extensive potholes and other road hazards. Strongly consider using four-wheel-drive vehicles, especially for travel outside major cities.

If we can help with any of the above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

FAQ’s for Secure Travel to Kenya

Is Kenya safe for business travel?2024-03-08T00:26:54-05:00

Yes, but as high-profile incidents in Nairobi have unfortunately identified (e.g. Nairobi Mall Attack) there is an ongoing risk of terrorism, as well as crime. Security is often required, and it is very important to manage and mitigate risk.

Can security be armed in Kenya?2024-03-08T02:21:39-05:00

Yes, security in Kenya can be armed. As long as they are vetted and approved by the government, and have obtained the relevant license and training. Armed security in Nairobi will only be recommended if the risk requires it.

Can Armored Vehicles be used in Kenya?2024-03-08T00:01:45-05:00

Yes, but they are not very common and therefore they are expensive. The most commonly used transport set-up is that of a low profile SUV (Toyota Landcruiser or similar) with a security driver and front-seat Executive Protection Officer, and maybe a support vehicle with supplementary security personnel. This is especially important for long-distance overland movements.

Do I need private security in Nairobi?2024-03-08T01:45:12-05:00

This is entirely subject to your risk tolerances. Private security in Kenya is often utilized by business travelers, celebrities, high net worth individuals and individual travelers, especially in Nairobi. This is primarily due to the overarching risk of terrorism. However, a lot of clients utilize security and transportation services for tourism due to the remote nature of travel, and the logistical/medical support it also provides.

Is terrorism a risk to travelers in Nairobi?2024-03-08T00:31:37-05:00

Yes, Terrorist groups are active and have attacked shopping complexes, beaches, and hotels. In January 2019, five al-Shabaab terrorists with rifles, hand grenades, and a suicide vest attacked the DusitD2 Hotel in central Nairobi, specifically targeting Westerners. The attack resulted in 21 deaths, including one U.S. and one British citizen.

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