KCK Statement on MERS Outbreak in Korea

Overview of MERS and Symptoms

* Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an illness caused by a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus), also called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

*MERS have been linked to countries in and near the Arabian Peninsula and currently confirmed cases in Korea.

* Major symptoms Fever or hyperthermia over 38℃ Cough Shortness of breath


 Guidelines for Prevention

– Avoid heavy crowds and places with Continue reading

KCK Statement on Xenophobic Atrocities in South Africa

logoThis statement addressing the issue of xenophobic atrocities in the Republic of South Africa is hereby issued by the Executive Board of Kenya Community in Korea (KCK) on April 21, 2015.

Kenya Community in Korea (KCK), being a diverse group, advocates for basic human rights, freedom of movement, and socio-economic welfare and interests of Kenyans and Africans.

We, the members of Kenyan Community in Korea, therefore express our compassion and solidarity with the victims, their families and all others currently residing in fear, in the Republic of South Africa.

We urge those behind these unimaginable atrocities to cease with immediate Continue reading

Garissa attack: Kenyans in Korea hold prayer vigil

11173434_823481741022466_7325819_nKenyan Community in Korea and friends of Kenya gathered at Yewon Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 18th, for a prayer vigil in honor of students and security personnel who lost their lives or injured following the terrorists attack at Garissa University College. The gathering wished those that were injured a quick recovery, peace of mind at this time of pain. They also prayed for those who lost their loved ones. They expressed their desire for Kenyans to stand firm in unity and fight insecurity. A tribute Continue reading

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