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Ghost workers: How Sakaja is getting rid of city imposters using technology

Nairobi, Kenya, city officials are using technology to crack down on imposters who pose as city workers in order to extort money from residents. The city has launched a mobile app called Sakaja, which allows residents to verify the identity of city workers and report any suspicious activity. Sakaja, which means "to see clearly" in Swahili, is a free app that is available for both Android and iOS devices. The app uses GPS to track the location of city workers and displays their photo, name, and ID number. Residents can use the app to verify that the city worker is legitimate, and they can also report any suspicious activity.

So far, the app has been a success, with over 1,000 reports of imposters being filed. City officials are now working on expanding the app to include more city workers, such as garbage collectors and water utility workers. The app is just one of many initiatives that the city of Nairobi is taking to improve service delivery and crack down on corruption. Other initiatives include a new online portal for reporting corruption, and a citywide campaign to educate residents about their rights and how to report corruption. With the help of technology, the city of Nairobi is working to improve service delivery and crack down on corruption. The city has launched a mobile app called Sakaja, which allows residents to verify the identity of city workers and report any suspicious activity. So far, the app has been a success, with over 1,000 reports of imposters being filed.

City officials are now working on expanding the app to include more city workers, such as garbage collectors and water utility workers. The app is just one of many initiatives that the city of Nairobi is taking to improve service delivery and crack down on corruption. Other initiatives include a new online portal for reporting corruption, and a citywide campaign to educate residents about their rights and how to report corruption. With the help of technology, the city of Nairobi is making progress in its fight against corruption.

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