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-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!

KCK Retreat 2016: Ready for the Beach?

KCK Retreat 2016

Kenya Community in Korea (KCK) is planning for a mega retreat on August 13th, 2016. The annual retreat will be hosted by KCK Busan Branch.

Last year, KCK Busan made a history by hosting about 100 participants in colorful fun-filled day, and a Kenyan dinner in the evening. Last year’s retreat was the biggest annual event in the history of KCK, and this year may be “extraordinary,” according to the organizing committee which had its meeting last Sunday.

In summary:

Date: August 13th (Saturday). Participants may stay longer since Monday (15th) is a public holiday!

Venue:  Gwangali Beach and other Busan Beaches

Activities: Beach and Water Sports (including beach volleyball, soccer, swimming etc.)

Grand Dinner:   Kenyan Dinner (Ugali, Sukuma, Nyama, Kachumbari, Pilau, na kadhalika)

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Of coincidence, greed and trade: Why Korea is a lesson for Kenya

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has just concluded her maiden trip to Africa as president. Of the three countries she visited, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya, her face to face meeting with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta offers somewhat a coincidence.

Picture this. In February 1964, South Korea’s former president, Park Chung-hee, and Kenya’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta, established diplomatic relations between Seoul and Nairobi. About 50 years later, Park Chung-hee’s daughter (Park Geun-hye) and Jomo Kenyatta’s son (Uhuru Kenyatta) are presidents of their respective countries. The two leaders were in fact sworn Continue reading

Six Kenyans awarded Woojung scholarship

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Six Kenyan students were among this year’s recipients of the Woojung Education and Culture Foundation Scholarship.  The foundation, which had been supporting Asian students since 2010, begun considering African students (from Kenya and Ghana) from 2013.

The Woojung Education and Culture Foundation was founded by construction-based conglomerate Booyoung Group, and Continue reading

KCK Election By-Laws

KCK ELECTIONS CODE/BY-LAWS

 Preamble:

 The Electoral Committee shall be fully responsible for the process, conduct and announcement of results of the KCK General Elections. A high sense of ethics, integrity, and professionalism is expected of all its members. 

  1. Date and venue and type of Elections 
  1. Upon being given its mandate the Electoral Committee will choose its own Chairperson and Secretary to manage the Elections.
  2. The Electoral Committee shall after consultations with the Executive Board decide how to conduct the elections either through:
    1. Manual balloting
    2. Secret electronic balloting.
  3. Electoral Committee shall after consultations with the Executive Board announce the date and venue of the elections or deadline for submission for electronic ballots.
  1. Campaign Period 
  1. The Campaign period shall officially commence immediately following the announcement on that effect.
  2. The campaign period will officially end one day to the Election date.
  1. Conduct of Campaigns 
  1. The campaigns can be conducted through electronic/mass/print media or otherwise provided they do not breach electoral laws or the KCK constitution, the laws of the land, and laws of Natural justice.
  2. The campaigns must be conducted in an orderly and peaceful manner that respects the KCK constitution, the laws of the land, and laws of Natural justice.
  3. Any electoral infringements/illegalities during the campaign period will be addressed by the Electoral Committee and due penalties afterward served where necessary.

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