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Two Kenyans in Atlanta launch Giggzy, an app to help you manage and monitor your projects in Kenya while away




Generally, Africans, especially those in Africa, assume that those in the Diaspora live and work
in Eldorado.

They nurse this ugly notion that my brother abroad picks money on the floor of this
developed nation and countries, so any attempt by those in the Diaspora to start a project at home
they see this is an ample opportunity to milk-dry and defraud them.

Many Africans, especially Kenyans that are “trustworthy”, have been betrayed the trust reposed
in them by those in the Diaspora. Monies sent to the projects have since been diverted to
personal use.

In order not to be at the mercy of these scammers, Gigzzy has been launched. This is an
application that makes project monitoring fun. The APP helps the Diasporans manage their
investment back home at peace.

The App enables the users to post projects, create project milestones and also be able to access
thousands of highly vetted, monitored, trustworthy, tested local service providers.

1. Over Priced Projects
Some projects are intentionally overpriced; this is what the handlers of the project do to make
extra money apart from their profits. This App Gigzzy makes access to providers of materials
and even labour easy; access to these local service providers will reduce the money charged.

The inability to access credible service providers is a significant problem for the Kenya Diaspora
community. Many people can’t come down to Africa because of a tight schedule; they have little
or limited access to credible service providers. Gigzzy has been launched to put a final stop to
this ugly trend.

Friends and relatives are put in charge of investment by the Kenya Diaspora community, and
even individuals swindle at will. We have heard so many cases the money sent will be used to do
other things.

To make life easy for Kenya Diaspora Community dwellers and individuals living abroad who
want to invest back home, Pete Muthoga and his co-founders launched a new platform that
connects the diaspora communities or individuals to trusted, tested and vetted service providers.

The App enables them to post a project, create project milestones and also be able to access
thousands of highly vetted local service providers.

Kenya Diaspora community
Kenyans live in almost all countries of the world, especially In the United States of America
(USA) and Canada. Gigzzy is ready and available to work with communities of Kenyans living
abroad who would support socio-economic development. They can now register as individuals or
as a company to engage the services of Gigzzy.

Gigzzy as a platform will connect customers to trusted service providers. Another thing to note is
that Gigzzy only provides service providers that are verified and high-quality professionals.
What Diaspora communities or individuals will be required to do to benefit from Gigzzy will be:
1. Signup and complete registration
2. Post a job or project
3. Accept quotes from the service provider(s)
4. Payment is processed after job completion
So the Service Provider, on the other hand, will be required to do the following:
1. Signup and complete registration
2. Go online to receive notifications on relevant jobs and projects
3. Respond to the job or project with your quote
4. Accept the job or project
5. Start the job or project
6. Report on the status or milestones of the job or project
7. Customer signs off on job or project completion

As a service charge, Gigzzy deducts a commission from the total job or project cost you are paid.
No more lead charges for positions that you don’t get!
Project Management
Gigzzy App is the best platform in town for managing your cross border projects with total peace
of mind. The App works to match customers with a services provider who will work within your

After you have signed up and completed registrations, you will be allowed to post a job or
project, which can also be project milestones. The milestones represent a precise sequence of
events that build incrementally until your project is complete.

So you will receive quotations of
the cost implication from the service provider, and payment will be processed once the job is
completed, or you will be required to pay after each milestone is achieved.

With Gigzzy, you will be able to manage your project successfully.
The Following are the Professional Services that will be available on the Gigzzy App:
1. Bogs and analysis
2. Construction services
3. Legal Services
4. Accounting services
5. Land Surveys services and
6. Permit Services
Other services include Cleaning, Plumbing, Gas delivery, Water Truck delivery, Bottled water,
Electricals and Connection.

Gigzzy is an online marketplace that will connect consumers with service providers for essential
home and business services. Gigzzy will manage your cross border projects with total peace of
mind, and not just that, it will match you with the right professional within your budget. These
professionals are verified, background checked and of high quality.
This platform is now launched, and you no longer need to be swindled by friends and families
for your projects.

Visit to get started with them today.


Congo, Technip Energies Ink Cooperation Agreement During Invest in African Energy Forum in Paris



Congo’s Ministry of Hydrocarbons signed a cooperation agreement with French energy services provider Technip Energies during the Invest in African Energy Forum in Paris. Signed by Minister H.E. Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua and Technip Energies COO Marco Villa, the deal will see the parties expand cooperation on capacity building in the fields of onshore and offshore energy developments at a time when the Central African country is looking at expanding its energy market.

As per the terms of the agreement, Technip Energies will provide its expertise to strengthen both the Ministry’s and the national oil company’s capacities regarding energy transition principles, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), zero carbon energy solutions, and decarbonization.

More specifically, the deal covers areas such as process engineering (including oil and water treatment facilities and gas processing facilities); offshore and onshore platforms and installations (including semi-submersible rigs, LNG trains, fertilizer plants and refineries) and conception development for an offshore oil and gas field (including technical studies, cost estimation and economic analysis, engineering, execution and management of an floating production, storage and offloading unit and floating LNG).

“Signing the deal in Paris is symbolic. Technip Energies is essential to developing capacity in my country at all levels. It is essential for the country to have skilled people and experts which is why we are proud to have signed this deal, as it will help us develop capacities. We hope that this partnership will give more space to Technip Energies in the Congo and we will continue to give incentives to companies to work with Technip Energies and come into the country,” stated H.E. Minister Itoua.

Apart from enhancing capacity in project design and development, the agreement allows Congo to harness Technip Energies’ proficiency in health, safety, and environmental studies. The French energy service provider will facilitate personnel training in all aspects of development, utilizing their expertise in the aforementioned areas.

“This is an important step for our presence on the continent and I can assure you that we will fulfil our commitments. It is part of our strategic commitment to be close to the country from the concept phase to the end of the development,” added Villa.

The deal follows a series of advancements seen across the country’s LNG market including the inauguration of the 3 million ton per year Congo LNG project by Eni in April this year. As the country moves to establish itself as both a regional hub and global exporter, the deal lays the foundation for the expansion of the domestic LNG market on the back of private-public cooperation and capacity building efforts.

During the AEW 2023 conference Congo’s emerging status as a global LNG producer will be on display. Through various panel discussions, networking summits and investment forums, the event will connect potential investors and project developers with Congolese opportunities. Join AEW 2023 and be part of the African energy renaissance.

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Fuel prices may hit Kshs200 a litre soon



By Wanja Waweru

If Parliament approves a proposal by President William Ruto’s administration to quadruple Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol in a scheme that might make Kenya have the highest prices in the region, pump prices will almost surpass the Sh200 per litre threshold.

According to a Business Daily analysis, if MPs supported the proposal in the Finance Bill to raise VAT to 16 percent, a litre of Super would cost Sh13.51 more after the increased taxes, while a litre of diesel would cost Sh12.40 more.

The predicted increase in VAT revenue will bring the total to Sh128.98 billion yearly, or Sh10.7 billion each month.

However, the collections are based on crude oil prices around the world and fuel use.

On Sunday, President William Ruto justified the proposal to double the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol by arguing that Kenyans pay lower taxes than people in comparable countries and that increased levies will raise the much-needed money to finance development initiatives like the construction of roads.

“We are not overtaxing ourselves. But to balance it out, as we add eight percent on the same fuel, I have removed the Railway Development Levy (two percent) and Import Declaration Fee (3.5 percent),” Dr Ruto said on Sunday evening in a joint television interview.

He said the government is targeting an extra Sh50 billion from the additional taxes.

“To further balance it out I have removed the eight percent VAT on gas and other taxes to try and even the budget.”

The anticipated increase in VAT collections from fuel will come at a cost to homes and businesses that will be grappling with a fresh rise in inflationary pressure.

Consumers are currently paying Sh182.70 per litre of Super, Sh168.40 for diesel while a litre of kerosene costs Sh161.13 — the highest in Kenya since the State started regulating pump prices.

A scrutiny of the Finance Bill, 2023 shows that Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the only fuel from where Import Declaration Fee (IDL) and Railway Development Levy (RDL) will be removed.

Based on the official monthly consumption figures from the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) currently collects an estimated Sh64.5 billion from VAT on diesel, Super, and kerosene.

Given that fuel prices have a substantial impact on the price of products and services in Kenya’s diesel-run economy, the doubling of VAT will cause the country’s pump prices to diverge even more from those in the rest of the region, causing additional pain for customers.

After Uganda and Rwanda, Kenya now has the third-most expensive petrol in East Africa.

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Kate Actress: I once returned money to a brand that needed my influencer services



In order for a collaboration between an influencer and a business to succeed, Kenyan actress Catherine Kamau, also known as Kate Actress, has said that an influencer’s responsibility is to build trust between a marketer and its customers.

Kate called out brands that frequently change their influencers, saying this does not earn them any trust with their stakeholders who feel they are inconsistent.

She was speaking during a Twitter Spaces conversation about the impact of influencers in driving brand stories, which was moderated by Social Media & Content Marketing Expert Janet Machuka.

“For me to remain authentic, I’ve learnt how to say no to brands I feel that maybe don’t align with my values. I have learnt how to hold brands accountable. As an influencer, you are not here to sanitize brands. I’ve had to return money to some brands because I realized they wanted me to sanitize them in some ways and I’m not for that,” Kate said.

“I think it’s just about building trust between you and your TA. If you can put them on a retainer, those that you think are giving you conversions or the visibility, I mean, it’s up to you,” she further explained.

One of the major influencers in the nation right now is the actress. For many years, she has served as the nation’s face of numerous companies, and whenever people see her, they immediately connect her with the company she has been endorsing and influencing.

She has represented Harpic cleaning goods in Kenya for the past 12 years. She was selected as the spokesperson and brand ambassador for L’Oreal, a French-owned multinational firm, in April 2022 for their famed Nice and Lovely body lotion. She has been actively associated with the enormous Netflix streaming network recently.

Aside from having some of the movies she acted in streaming on the platform, Kate has been influencing for Netflix and is among a handful of Kenyan actors and influencers who participate in Netflix events around Africa, including Netflix film premiere  events and lavish social events in South Africa as was the case with the premiere  of Queen Charlotte, a prequel to the world renowned Bridgerton series.

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