Kenyans Living in Korea Elect New Leaders during Chuseok

By Jackson Ngari, Vice Chairman of Kenya Community in Korea

A lady chair for the first time.

Kenyans in Korea have elected their first female chairperson to lead the association for the next two years. Ms. Joy Mworia, the new chair, takes over from Dr. Benson Kamary whose term has ended. Ms. Mworia’s election seemingly follows a trend of “rising women” in leadership such as England’s Teresa May, Germany’s Angela Merkel, Korea’s Park GeunHye and America’s Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton.

Ms. Joy Mworia Clara
Chairperson Kenya Community in Korea Ms. Joy Mworia Clara

Kenyans in Korea have elected their first female chairperson to lead the association for the next two years. Ms. Joy Mworia, the new chair, takes over from Dr. Benson Kamary whose term has ended. Ms. Mworia’s election seemingly follows a trend of “rising women” in leadership such as England’s Teresa May, Germany’s Angela Merkel, Korea’s Park GeunHye and America’s Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton.
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Outgoing KCK Exec appreciates Kenyans

 

slide1Dear Kenyans in Korea and friends of Kenya,

The outgoing KCK Executive board wishes to thank you for your trust and support during its term.

From February 2015, we worked together and made strides in a number of things, which we can all celebrate as part of our achievement.

We would like emphasize that KCK is a family and we all have been building it in one way or another. Although we may not have been perfect, we assure you that we tried our best to deliver our team’s manifesto and also to expand/realize the ideas of the previous teams.

We will forever remain humbled and grateful for your confidence and cooperation.

Below is a list of what our team helped to achieve while Continue reading

KCK holds historic Gala and Dinner

KCK made history again!

Think about it! 200 hundred people enjoying Kenyan music, food and colors…

It was colorful day and night on Saturday August 13th 2016 as Kenyans gathered at the Gwangalli Beach fun-filled day. KCK Busan Branch, who planned for the 2016 annual retreat, hit its target of hosting 200 people – the biggest and the most organized retreat in the history of KCK.

By the close of the day, 205 people had gathered at Pukyong National University for a delicious Kenyan gala and dinner. The dinner comprised of chapatti, pilau, kachumbari, karanga, chicken, vegetables, fruits, salad, ice-cream and drinks.

The Kenya Embassy headed by H.E. Deputy Ambassador Gathoga Chege, was down at the coastal city to join Kenyans for the historic retreat. Other guests included Ms. Clare Kim from BFIC, Mr. Dan Kim, a businessman, Dr. Han Dong Hee among other professionals, media personalities and community leaders, and friends of Kenya from Korea and different nations.

KCK Retreat Registration Details

KCK’s Biggest Retreat: August 13th in Busan (All day long!)?

Join over 100 participants for fun, bonding at the beach and a grand networking dinner with Diplomats, Businessmen and other Professionals.

Charges: Kenyan Dinner =10,000Won; Branded T-shirts (15,000Won or 13,000 Won if ordered before July 13th); Accommodation (see the form.)

Mode of Payment -Options:

  1. Your KCK Branch Treasurer (e.g. Cheonan, Busan, Daegu…).
  2. Transfer to Acc. No. 302-1024-8279-91 ; 
  3. Acc. Name: Okech Creavhon Oketch; Bank: Nong Hyup (NH)

To confirm payment send a text to 010-7700-7341 (Deadline July 25th)

NB: Those booking for accommodation send your fee ASAP.

To Register click on this link: Register Now!

 

Coming Soon! Save a Date for KCK Activities

KCK Retreat 2016Dinner Bethany Church:  Friday July 22, 5.00pm-9.00pm

Kenyans are invited courtesy of Senior Pastor Bethany Church. Special Performance by Salem Worship. Come one come all! (The pastor is blessing the Kenyan Community on this day out of his generosity as the Church celebrates 52 years. There will be a gift for everyone! Subway Daerim Station (Line 2) exit 1… ushers will guide you.

Sports Day by KCK Seoul: July 23rd. 4:00pm -6:00pm

Venue : Seoul National University of Education (Kyundae) Line 2 Kyundae Station Exit 12.

Participating: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. Please come and let’s take the trophy home. Trevor Omangi has been appointed the KCK Soccer Captain. (Sports will be between Tanzania and Kenya.)

KCK’s Biggest Retreat: August 13th in Busan (All day long!)?

Join over 100 participants for fun, bonding at the beach and a grand networking dinner with Diplomats, Businessmen and other Professionals.

Charges: Kenyan Dinner =10,000Won; Branded T-shirts (15,000Won or 13,000 Won if ordered before July 13th); Accommodation (see the form.)

Mode of Payment -Options:

  1. Your KCK Branch Treasurer (e.g. Cheonan, Busan, Daegu…).
  2. Transfer to Acc. No. 302-1024-8279-91 ; Acc. Name: Okech Creavhon Oketch; Bank: Nong Hyup (NH)

To confirm payment send a text to 010-7700-7341 (Deadline July 25th)

NB: Those booking for accommodation send your fee ASAP.

To Register click on this link: Register Now!

 

KCK 2016 Election Timetable and Nomination Form

The KCK Election Board wishes to release the Official Time Table and the Nomination Form for KCK elections 2016. The election is scheduled for September 16th, during the AGM, following the  changes made during the Seollal Meeting in February.

ELECTION LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Note that all electioneering processes shall follow:

  1. The KCK Election Code/By-Laws
  2. The KCK Constitution
  3. General Ethical conduct expected of all Kenyans

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  1. You must be a Registered Member of KCK.
  2. Pay Nomination (Non-Refundable) Fee of 30,000 Won to the KCK Election Board at:  Nong-Hyup Bank (Emmah Kimani) Account No. 301 0092 7906 01.
  3. Fill in and submit Online Nomination Form.
  4. Provide 5 names and contacts of recommendation (see the nomination form)

NOMINATION FORM

  1. Nomination Form (click to fill in)

KCK ELECTION TIME TABLE

Date Activity Remarks/Reference
February 8th, 2016 Formation of Election Board During Seollal Meeting
July 10th, 2016 Call for Nominations for:

  • Chairman
  • Vice-Chairman
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary General
  • Projects Coordinator
  • Vice-Secretary General
  • Vice – Treasurer
  • Vice-Project Coordinator
  • Vice-Public Relations Officer
Via Nomination Form 

Candidates must be registered members of KCK.

Seconded by 5  registered members.

August 15th, 2016 Last Day of Nomination (And Deadline for Payment) Constitutional provision.
August 16th, 2016 Campaign Period Begins Constitutional provision.
September 15th, 2016 Last Day of Campaigns By-Laws
September 16th, 2016 Election Day AGM
September 16th, 2016 Release Preliminary Results Close of the Day
September 16th-18th Resolve any Disputes By-Laws
September 19th, 2016 Publish Official Results KCK website etc.

 

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

  1. kckelections2016@gmail.com (Only Election Matters) / 010 4671 1954
  2. kenyakorea@gmail.com (General inquiry about KCK)

 

Offer your candidature and Vote to take KCK Further!