The Kenya Community in Korea (KCK) was founded in March 2007 by Kenyan residents in the city of Gwangju, Republic of Korea. The intention was to have an informal forum for Kenyans to socialise with people with whom they share the same culture and aspirations; and to provide support for one another whenever the need arose. Since then, with the increasing number of Kenyans coming to Korea as students, professionals, business practitioners, government representatives, family dependants, and economic immigrants; KCK has grown in leaps and bounds with devolved structures opening across the Republic of Korea.
Seoul, Cheonan-Songtan, Busan-Ulsan, Gwangju, Daegu, Deajeon, and Ansan/ Incheon are some of the regions where KCK Members have found people with whom they consider family far from home. In order to be a place Kenyans can call home, KCK has grown into an organized association with a defined leadership structure and a comprehensive constitution.
KCK has an exclusive mission to serve as a support group for the social, cultural, and economic development of Kenyans, institutions, and other residents in South Korea who identify with Kenya. In fostering this mission, the KCK promotes friendship, awareness, participation, understanding, and cordial and mutually beneficial relationship between Kenya and Republic of Korea in the areas of education, trade, commerce, diplomacy, tourism, history, art and culture.