East Africa is a region of remarkable diversity, both in terms of its people and the environment.

Despite significant religious and ethnic tensions in parts of East Africa, the region’s pace of development is exciting. A healthy competitiveness exists between nation-states in the area. Salama Fikira’s birthplace was in East Africa and we strongly believe in the region’s economic potential. Salama Fikira’s headquarters and 24 hour regional operations centre are situated in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi – the business hub for eastern and central Africa – and we also have an office in Dar es Salaam on the Tanzanian coast. We have first-hand experience of operating throughout recent political turbulence and insecurity; our understanding of the complexities of the region is undoubtedly second to none.

East Africa Case Studies

Security Project Management

Type of Service: Field Security Advisory Services – Host Nation Liaison – Mobile Security
Location: Confidential
Sector: Energy Exploration

Salama Fikira were contracted by an international exploration company to provide field security advisory services for a large scale seismic survey in an extremely remote and complex location. Salama Fikira deployed ahead of the advanced party and conducted a thorough project risk assessment that led into the overarching security plan for the entire project. Once the security plan was reviewed and approved by the client, we deployed with the mobilisation teams and oversaw the entire construction, mobilisation, collection and demobilisation phases. Close liaison with the host nation authorities ensured that all aspects of the static and mobile security we conducted to international standards, leading to zero security or HSSE incidents.

Security Awareness Training

Type of Service: Security Awareness Training
Location: Kenya
Sector: FMCG

Salama Fikira were contracted by a large multi-national fast moving consumer goods company to provide Hostile Environment Awareness Training for a group of 20 staff operating in moderate and high risk environments across Africa. We tasked a four man team to develop a bespoke training package that was specific to the clients operations, exposure and duty of care obligations. The course was run over three days and was split evenly between classroom based theory and scenario based practical demonstrations and exercises. Particular attention was paid to medical, kidnap for ransom and dynamic risk assessment. The students completed the training package feeling equipped with the requisite tools to operate confidently in challenging environments.

Ship Protection

Type of Service: Ship Protection
Location: Indian Ocean
Sector: Shipping

In order to ensure the safety of a vessel crossing the Indian Ocean High Risk Area against risk of being attacked by Somali Pirates, a ship management company contracted Salama Fikira to provide an armed ship protection team.

Salama Fikira mobilised a four man team comprising trained and experienced ex-military personnel who embarked the vessel at Muscat (Oman) with semi-automatic single shot rifles, body armour and ancillary communication and optic equipment. The team worked closely with the vessel’s master and crew to ensure that in the event of attack each person understood the actions to take and their role, in particular the Master was reassured of the Rules for the Use of Force and how any use of firearms would be controlled.

Throughout the transit the team remained in close contact with Salama Fikira’s 24- hour operations room which provided information updates as necessary. The vessel undertook a safe and secure transit of the High Risk Areas with increased crew confidence and moral.

If you would like to find out more about Salama Fikira’s security solutions and how they can help you, contact us today on +254 795 757 579