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Spotlight: Busting Ghostworkers

March 10, 2014 - Kenya's high crime rate has led to a surge in security companies. An estimated 500,000 security guards try to keep residences and businesses safe. However, often they turn into so called "ghostworkers" - not showing up for work but collecting salary. A Kenyan female entrepreneur has found a foolproof solution to bust ghostworkers. Using a mobile phone app, companies can now keep track of their guards. Learn more at and neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.