Tuesday, April 14, 2009

KTN exposes dubious business and bribery at Track-It

One of the ways to get your car back after a carjacking is the installation of an anti-theft tracking device. At a price, tracking companies will install this technology in your car so that they can track and recover it if it is ever stolen. What if, though such a company only said they would install the device, but never actually did? KTN has found and unveils the people behind Track-It, a company which has been giving many people a false sense of security through a scam. Here is the first in a three-part Inside Story, 'The Rogue Tracker', with KTN's John-Allan Namu, which was aired yesterday.



And here is the reaction from Track-It:



And here is Part II of the story (aired on April 14th):



And here is the final part (aired on April 15th):



So what do we do now? Fortunately, there are still witches in Kenya that can be paid with one goat and one chicken to track down stolen vehicles...

UPDATE (April 15th): The story also appeared in today's Standard.
UPDATE (April 16th): And more again in the Standard.

8 comments:

kachwanya said...

It was a nice work by KTN crew..instead of being obsessed with politics, at least this show journalists can do something helpful to the citizens of Kenya. Back to Track IT Managing Director Shehzad Tejani the law enforcement officers and the CID should move in to question this guy...Get the truth behind the whole scam.

Cee said...

This is sad, as Akinyi said Kenya is where criminals live. Atleast our MPs now know how it feels to live in a fools paradise. Hope the law takes its course on this one...

Yipe said...

The only part left out in the story was the arrest for fraud and corruption of Tejani and his accomplices.

Unfortunately, this is Kenya where our police are only interested in the Mungiki and the KACC is toothless.

It's people like Tejani that give business a bad name.

Uwineza said...

John-Allan, thank you so much for what you did. This is one of the greatest testimony of a free from Corruption Kenyan I have ever seen. Your testimony is indeed good.It shows that you understand what Easter means. If there is one Christian to mention, among many others, one is you. Thanks Allan. I would really be happy to have your contacts and be your friend. Visit me someday in my Jesuit community. This is from Fr Marcel Uwineza, S.J.

Uwineza said...

Allan, if you want to respond, here are my contacts: mwizasj60@gmail.com and the telephone number is 0727531089. I always admire the way you report news! Keep up the spirit of honesty and integrity! Many kenyans will learn from you. This is how many Rwandese have learnt from people like Romeo Dallaire and Paul Kagame. Commitment to truth, no matter what it costs!

Rafiki said...

@ kachwanya: And now the guy is taking KTN and the crew to court...

@ Cee: Criminals are everywhere in the world, but the way they are being dealt with (or not) is different.

@ Yipe: I am not sure if that part of the story will ever be there.

@ Uwineza: I am not John-Allan Namu, but he may be reading this. You can also look for him on Facebook.

Our Kid said...

Without diminishing the effort, I still think the two journalists could have done a lot more. This was a juicy story but they left many questions unanswered. It didn't help that KTN as usual acted amateurish in its presentation. Like asking us what they should do with the bribery money. If criminal activities are involved, I think you don't start playing Good Samaritan but go ahead and make a report to the police.

To say that some vehicles may not were not fitted with the device isn't conclusive enough. I hope they have a stack of concrete evidence now that they have been sued.

That said, I still think our law enforcement needs to be more proactive and reformed. Remember the Nakumatt fire tragedy. No one came forward to report to the police the allegations of being blocked from leaving the mall. It wouldn't surprise me if no on steps forward to lodge complain against Track It. After all, KTN cannot be the complainant, can it?

Questions, questions.

Anonymous said...

good work ktn,BUT why not tell the public about tracking services as the reality is for more positive information to reach the public rather than the negative that they know much of now.I get objections as i market the same due to tejani's act.wish for a change?can tell more about tracking services to the public,through ktn.waitheraes2@yahoo.com.HAVE AN INFORMATIVE TIME!