man who started off as an ordinary security man has turned his life
around after taking a huge decision that led him into starting his own
has revealed the secret behind his shocking success story. He attributes
his success story to the great works of Africa’s richest man, Aliko
Dangote who helped him raise the funds.
Kenya , he told me that he was going to set up a chain of banks in
Kenya. Banks that would charge minimal interest rates on loans,” says Okeyo.
guard at Nile Perch Victoria in Kisumu and became a bouncer at Octopus
Nightclub before joining G4S said he gained enough experience in the
field before quitting to form his own company.
and emergencies. I was then poached by Modern Security to be an
assistant manager in Nakuru. Within one and a half years, I joined
Patriotic Guards as a manager in charge of Nakuru Branch,” says OKeyo, who had then enrolled for a diploma in marketing.
at 39, Erick Okeyo is now CEO of Bedrock Security Services, a firm that
specialises in electronic security solutions, security guards, cash in
transit and investigations. The company, established in 2009, is now a
major player in the security industry having bagged clients like Orange
Telkom, Mumias Sugar, Nzoia Sugar, Jaramogi University and Lake Victoria
Water Services Board.
Bedrock. I encouraged her to get bachelor’s and masters degrees and she
is a very competent HR manager,” Okeyo says.
to school and is now an assistant manager at bedrock. Three guards who
quit with me are now branch managers. I believe in someone’s’ potential.
All these guys had no degrees but they joined me, I encouraged them to
go to school and they are all part of the Bedrock family,” says Okeyo.
the locally owned security firms, I can confidently say we are the
largest, or second largest. Three of the largest security companies
right now have chief executive officers who worked under me at one time