The Union for Security Guards began with formation of “NIGHT WATCHMEN” under the leadership of the late Hon. Sammy Muhanji in 1960s. He was inspired by the suffering of Night Guards sufferings in the hands of Colonial businessmen in Nairobi.
KNPSWU mission is to transform and empower Private Security Guards through ardent championing for their rights, freedoms, privileges, welfare and social economic well-being , through engagement, negotiation, co-operation and Collective Bargaining Agreements.
The late Muhanji the then General Secretary for NIGHT WATCHMEN become the KUCFAW leader after merging Night Watchmen Distributive and Commercial Workers led by Mr. Joseph Seme, Brewing and Commercial Bottling Workers led by Mr. John William Ouko, Tobacco Workers Union led by Moses Kabera,Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Union led by Samson Maenga.
In 1980s Mr. Muhanji quit Trade Unionism and joined politics becoming MP for Emuhaya, massive redundancies in 1980s, resulted in the exit of Bankers, Shops, Textiles, Breweries among others citing in effective representation thus reducing revenue base.