“Cheaters” application hits Kenyan market

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REMEMBER the hit TV reality show Cheaters featuring detectives with hidden cameras that would film cheating spouses and then confront them, with their partners in tow, with the evidence?

Well it might not be exactly be the same but a mobile phone application that allows subscribers to secretly monitor other people’s cellphone data and SMSs is on the market in Kenya.

That should be enough to send shivers up many subscribers’ spines. And, unsurprisingly, it is gathering popularity among Kenyans, especially those who would want to spy on their cheating partners and confront them with irrefutable evidence.

The application dubbed “Juju” is discreetly loaded onto the suspect’s phone and it automatically forwards all incoming and outgoing calls and messages to the spying partner’s phone.


A local radio station quoted Juju Limited Managing Director, George Njoroge, as saying that the application also has an added GPS feature that tells users their target’s location.

“Once phone A (suspect’s phone) receives an SMS, it forwards to phone B (spy’s phone) immediately no matter where or how far the phones are from each other. So as long as there is GPS and a GSM network it will do it,” Njoroge said.

“If phone A is off, it will show on phone B and once it is switched on, all the data it had collected will be sent to phone B.”

He said that installing the software costs Sh15 000 and about 400 people had subscribed to it over the last three days. He was however quick to point out that once the software was installed, the cost implications of forwarding the data would be met by the “suspect”.

“The persons being monitored unknowingly pays for the SMSs but we advice our clients to load the phones that they are monitoring with credit so as to reduce conflict,” he said.

But before many could make use of the new invention, the Communications Commission of Kenya said it had launched investigations to establish whether the application was legal in Kenya.

The software vendor however argued that it was primarily designed to enhance security.

“You have a right to know what your child is doing and you have a right to know what is happening in your home. That in itself is a security concern; the same way you would install CCTV in your home and in your office. It is a mobile CCTV,” Njoroge said.

He further tried absolved himself and the company from any harm that might be caused out of using the software: “Some people might want to abuse the application and monitor their wives, husbands, girlfriends or boyfriends but that is not what we are after because spying on such persons won’t add any value to you. Guns protect people but can also kill,” he said.REMEMBER the hit TV reality show Cheaters featuring detectives with hidden cameras that would film cheating spouses and then confront them, with their partners in tow, with the evidence?

Well it might not be exactly be the same but a mobile phone application that allows subscribers to secretly monitor other people’s cellphone data and SMSs is on the market in Kenya.

That should be enough to send shivers up many subscribers’ spines. And, unsurprisingly, it is gathering popularity among Kenyans, especially those who would want to spy on their cheating partners and confront them with irrefutable evidence.

The application dubbed “Juju” is discreetly loaded onto the suspect’s phone and it automatically forwards all incoming and outgoing calls and messages to the spying partner’s phone.

A local radio station quoted Juju Limited Managing Director, George Njoroge, as saying that the application also has an added GPS feature that tells users their target’s location.

“Once phone A (suspect’s phone) receives an SMS, it forwards to phone B (spy’s phone) immediately no matter where or how far the phones are from each other. So as long as there is GPS and a GSM network it will do it,” Njoroge said.

“If phone A is off, it will show on phone B and once it is switched on, all the data it had collected will be sent to phone B.”

He said that installing the software costs Sh15 000 and about 400 people had subscribed to it over the last three days. He was however quick to point out that once the software was installed, the cost implications of forwarding the data would be met by the “suspect”.

“The persons being monitored unknowingly pays for the SMSs but we advice our clients to load the phones that they are monitoring with credit so as to reduce conflict,” he said.

But before many could make use of the new invention, the Communications Commission of Kenya said it had launched investigations to establish whether the application was legal in Kenya.

The software vendor however argued that it was primarily designed to enhance security.

“You have a right to know what your child is doing and you have a right to know what is happening in your home. That in itself is a security concern; the same way you would install CCTV in your home and in your office. It is a mobile CCTV,” Njoroge said.

He further tried absolved himself and the company from any harm that might be caused out of using the software: “Some people might want to abuse the application and monitor their wives, husbands, girlfriends or boyfriends but that is not what we are after because spying on such persons won’t add any value to you. Guns protect people but can also kill,” he said.REMEMBER the hit TV reality show Cheaters featuring detectives with hidden cameras that would film cheating spouses and then confront them, with their partners in tow, with the evidence?

Well it might not be exactly be the same but a mobile phone application that allows subscribers to secretly monitor other people’s cellphone data and SMSs is on the market in Kenya.

That should be enough to send shivers up many subscribers’ spines. And, unsurprisingly, it is gathering popularity among Kenyans, especially those who would want to spy on their cheating partners and confront them with irrefutable evidence.

The application dubbed “Juju” is discreetly loaded onto the suspect’s phone and it automatically forwards all incoming and outgoing calls and messages to the spying partner’s phone.

A local radio station quoted Juju Limited Managing Director, George Njoroge, as saying that the application also has an added GPS feature that tells users their target’s location.

“Once phone A (suspect’s phone) receives an SMS, it forwards to phone B (spy’s phone) immediately no matter where or how far the phones are from each other. So as long as there is GPS and a GSM network it will do it,” Njoroge said.

“If phone A is off, it will show on phone B and once it is switched on, all the data it had collected will be sent to phone B.”

He said that installing the software costs Sh15 000 and about 400 people had subscribed to it over the last three days. He was however quick to point out that once the software was installed, the cost implications of forwarding the data would be met by the “suspect”.

“The persons being monitored unknowingly pays for the SMSs but we advice our clients to load the phones that they are monitoring with credit so as to reduce conflict,” he said.

But before many could make use of the new invention, the Communications Commission of Kenya said it had launched investigations to establish whether the application was legal in Kenya.

The software vendor however argued that it was primarily designed to enhance security.

“You have a right to know what your child is doing and you have a right to know what is happening in your home. That in itself is a security concern; the same way you would install CCTV in your home and in your office. It is a mobile CCTV,” Njoroge said.

He further tried absolved himself and the company from any harm that might be caused out of using the software: “Some people might want to abuse the application and monitor their wives, husbands, girlfriends or boyfriends but that is not what we are after because spying on such persons won’t add any value to you. Guns protect people but can also kill,” he said.

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  1. Hi cheaters i could like request your company to introduce cheaters in kenya thruogh me ,i can get clients in numbers .

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