Jambo Kenya Korea: Welcome to Fatherland, Mr. President

KCK’s JamCover page picbo Kenya Korea newsletter is hereby published online. The publication features President Obama’s historical visit to Kenya (his “fatherland”) among other stories from Kenya and Korea.

Our 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 Summer Edition 2015 July – September

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

Visit http://www.kenyakorea.org for more information about Kenya Community in Korea.

 

“We nailed it!” 100 Kenyans and Friends Gather for KCK Retreat 2015

_MG_0678KCK made history again! It was colorful day and night on Saturday as Kenyans gathered at the Gwangalli Beach fun-filled day. KCK Busan Branch, who planned for the 2015 annual retreat, hit its target of hosting 100 people – the biggest and the most organized retreat in the history of KCK. By the close of the day, 101 people had gathered at Pukyong National University for a delicious Kenyan dinner comprising of chapatti, pilau, kachumbari, karanga, chicken, vegetables, fruits, salad, ice-cream and drinks. The Kenya Embassy Continue reading

“We nailed it!” 100 Kenyans and Friends Gather for KCK Retreat 2015

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KCK made history again! It was colorful day and night on Saturday as Kenyans gathered at the Gwangalli Beach fun-filled day. KCK Busan Branch, who planned for the 2015 annual retreat, hit its target of hosting 100 people – the biggest and the most organized retreat in the history of KCK. By the close of the day, 101 people had gathered at Pukyong National University for a delicious Kenyan dinner comprising of chapatti, pilau, kachumbari, karanga, chicken, vegetables, fruits, salad, ice-cream and drinks.

The Kenya Embassy headed by H.E. Ambassador Mohamed Gello, was down at the coastal city to join Kenyans for the historic retreat. The Deputy Head of Mission Amb. Chege Gathoga and four other staff from the Embassy were also in Busan with their families.

Other guests included Mr. Lee Jong Cheol, Assistant Secretary General of BFIA, Mr. Dan Kim, a businessman, and friends of Kenya from Korea and different nations.

During the retreat, KCK unveiled the Big Book, summer edition of Jambo Kenya Korea. KCK official website was also launched. H.E. Amb. Mohamed Gello commended KCK Executive Board for attaining major achievements within only five months of their leadership. He said that the Embassy will support KCK activities.

The dinner ended at around 10.00pm after which Kenyans moved to other locations to enjoy the night life in the City.

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KCK’s Big Book to be unveiled on August 1st!

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAKenya Community in Korea is set to unveil the BIG BOOK  ( a collection of  academic papers (Thesis/ dissertations/ journal articles/ conference papers) authored by KCK members, former and current. The idea of creating a “big book” is to make these papers available and accessible to researchers, future students and policy makers. The collection will be available at:

–         National and private libraries

–         Research institutes

–         Education foundations Continue reading

Pomp and Color in East Africa Sports Day

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It was pomp and color on Saturday July 11, 2015, as East Africans met for Sports Day event at Seoul National University’s main field.

More than 120 participants from nine nations, but mainly from Kenya and Tanzania, decided that “all study and no play don’t just make Jack a dull boy, it also kills the potential to research, discovery and mastery.”

They decided that some sports can result to flexibility, creativity and is refreshing ideas. Thanks Kenya Community in Korea (KCK) and Tanzanians in the Republic of Korea (TANROCK) for organizing and mobilizing participation of one of the biggest sports gathering by East Continue reading

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