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Kenya Utalii College, East Africa’s tourism and hospitality training institution, has reached agreement with the Kenya Tourism Federation to introduce special courses aimed to train staff working in the sector on safety and security issues.
Security at tourism attractions, hotels and restaurants, among others, was for long the domain of private security companies and public security organs like the police but bringing staff up to date through specialized training will add a further layer of safety between perpetrators and potential victims of crime.
Utalii will formally sign the Memorandum of Understanding with KTF and either at the same time or soon afterwards another MoU with an industry lobby group, the Kenya Association of Women in Tourism, which will cover increased cooperation and partnership between the two to promote greater participation of women in industrial training and subsequent employment in the sector.