Jambo Kenya Korea spring (online) edition published

Jambo Kenya Korea Spring Edition 2015_페이지_01Here comes our Jambo Kenya Korea newsletter for spring season 2015.

The quarterly newsletter is jointly published by Kenya Community in Korea and the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya (Seoul)

Read the online edition here: Jambo Kenya Korea Spring Edition 2015

Printed copies will be available soon. To request for a printed copy please email kcknewsletter@gmail.com

To contribute articles please email: kcknewsletter@gmail.com or kenyakorea@gmail.com

Thank you.

Seoul Int’l Marathon: Kenyan Breaks Course Record

tmp_9018-64393_FULL-PRT-1507280010Loyayanae clocked 2:06.11 the fastest winning time in the history of the Soul International marathon.

In 2012 Loyanae set the course record of 2:05:37 and none until today has run faster in this race.

Another Kenyan Felix Kipchirchir Kiprotich improved his personal best  by just one minute minute to take second place in 2:06:59, while compatriot Jacob Kibet was third Continue reading

Bloomberg: Kenya 3rd Fastest-Growing Economies This Year

Kenya_flag_mapEmerging markets in Asia and Africa still reign supreme: They’re at the top of global growth projections over the next two years.

The world is expected to grow 3.2 percent in 2015 and 3.7 percent next year after expanding 3.3 percent in each of the past two years, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists. China, the Philippines, Kenya, India and Indonesia, which together make up about 16 percent of global gross domestic product, are all forecast to grow more than 5 percent in Continue reading

Why Today, March 1st, is a National Holiday in Korea

downloadIndependence Movement Day falls on March 1st. On this day Koreans remember people who rose up to protest the Japanese rule over Korea. Japan won the wars against China in 1895, and against Russia in 1905. Then Japan threatened the Korean government and made Korea a part of Japan illegally with powerful force. In 1910 Korea lost all of its rights as an independent country and Japanese rule over Korea started officially.

On March 1st, 1919, Koreans rose up all together to protest the Japanese rule and declared Korea as an independent country. In Seoul 33 national representatives read the independence declaration a famous writer prepared. In Cheonan, Gyeonggido, Yu Gwan Sun led the independence movement there, and she died in the prison.
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New Ambassador Hits the Road Running: Visits Daegu and Busan

Amb. Gello with Kenyan students at Kyungpook National University, Daegu
The Ambassador meeting with KCK Busan representatives in Busan.

DAEGU February 24: His Excellency Ambassador Mohamed Gello visited Kyungpook National University and met two Kenyan graduate students, Diana Rop and Regina Home (both members of KCK Daegu Branch). He was welcomed by the office of the university’s president.

The new ambassador emphasized on the importance of enhancing the relationship between Kenyan and Korea specifically in terms of educational institutions. He mentioned that East Continue reading