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19 Jul 2022

Dir. Siddy Jepkirui

Siddy Jepkirui is the Executive Director of KOICA Alumni Kenya Chapter (KAKC), the organization coordinating with KOICA to reach out to the community through sustainable development goals.

She is a board member of the Airports Sacco hence an extensive experience in  savings and credit cooperative society (SACCO) governance.

She’s also got 11 years experience in aviation security being a Certified aviation security instructor and a national aviation security inspector at the Kenya airports authority (JKIA). Her current activities are;  staff training , quality control, passenger and baggage screening .

I am passionate about employee wellness. Facilitating the creation of a conducive working environment for optimal performance.

Education and credentials.

  • National Aviation security inspector .
  • Certified national aviation security instructor.
  • Aviation security (AVSEC) basic 123 and paramilitary training.
  • Bachelor of commerce finance .
  • Diploma in insurance.


19 Jul 2022

Angela Mukiri

Ms. Mukiri is a Principal Administration Officer at the Kenya School of Government. She has worked in Public Service for 10 years and attended the 2018 Public Sector Productivity Course in South Korea.

“KAKC encourages the Alumni to have a duty and sense of responsibility in giving back, not just as individuals, but also in bringing in their organizations to take up key roles.

19 Jul 2022

Zablon Okenge

Hello, meet Zablon Okenge, the Deputy Secretary for KOICA Alumni Kenya Chapter (KAKC) elected into office on 13th May, 2022. Zablon is a trained Economist who has been in public service since 2016. Prior to joining the public service, Zablon worked as a banker with one of the local banks in Kenya. His career objective is to work in an innovative and challenging environment using his professional and academic training as well as experience and skills to benefit the Community. Before travelling to South Korea in August 2019 to undertake his Master’s degree, Zablon was working as an Economist with the County Government of Kakamega.

Zablon holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies, majoring in Area Studies from Seoul National University, Republic of South Korea (2021) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Kenyatta University, Republic of Kenya (2014). Zablon has also attended professional training in Senior Management, Project Planning and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Climate Change Policy, Planning and Budgeting. He is a full member of the Economists Society of Kenya (ESK).


‘‘I am very much grateful to the opportunity I got to study in South Korea. The training does not just focus on academic excellence but on growth of a whole person, emphasizing career growth and service to humanity. While studying, I gained a lot of practical and day-to-day experiences through exchange programs with government organizations, seminars with global practitioners, field visits to various organizations and out of class learning. The training infused in me valuable lessons that have greatly improved performance of my duties in the public service and shaped my thinking.’’

19 Jul 2022

Dir. IM Jang Hee

I recently joined KOICA Kenya Office (KOKE), and I am very delighted to welcome you to this platform that celebrates the Korea-Kenya friendship! I would like to congratulate the KOICA Alumni Kenya Chapter (KAKC) for the editing and publishing of this newsletter, and for the wonderful work you have done. Hongera! A big thank you to all KOICA fellows for keeping this forum active and engaged in various ways. Your achievements have effected lasting and positive change in Kenyans’ lives and communities. Asante! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been an especially challenging year. However, in our true spirit, we have come together on a number of occasions in our quest to continue giving back to society. They included donations of thermoguns to four county governments in Kenya, namely, Vihiga, Nandi, Kiambu, and Kajiado. In September, two executives, Mr. Daniel S. Sankaire and Mr. Macharia M. Gachau held a COVID-19 prevention seminar on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/koicakenya/), and the videos are still available for your benefit. In October, KAKC visited the Lady Hope Wellness Institute – a center that caters for cancer-affected families – and donated sewing machines for empowerment at the family level. In November, the association visited Muteithia Polytechnic in Naivasha, where the team donated various equipment that contributed to the commencement of a food and beverage department in the school. Happily, Ms.Clarice Ambale Akatsa, an alumnus from Machakos County who participated in the 2019 CIAT Best Practice Award Essay Competition received the first prize (Samsung Tablet and certificate) for quality content and outstanding
performance. I highly appreciate the drive, dedication and commitment our alumni have demonstrated in the change-making endeavors.
During my term in Kenya, I would not only like to encourage all fellows to take advantage of and actively participate in maximizing the benefits of our Fellowship Program but also assure the keenness we
have in supporting your initiatives. You are change-makers, just as KOKE is the change facilitator for Kenyans. By marrying our roles, we become a family of change agents for Kenyans.
More importantly, together with the State Department of Public Service, we offer continued support to you, as you embark on a journey of implementing what you learned in Korea post-training.
The action plans you developed in Korea can materialize as new projects in home country. To this end, I encourage you to engage KOKE with a proposal through Ms.Aidah Mtende (Email: aidahmtende02@overseas.koica.go.kr; Number: 020 2391889) for the realization of our action plans.

As we take stock of the activities and plans we’ve had this past year, we cannot overlook the commitment and dedication that the KAKC Executive Committee has exhibited while discharging its mandate.


Through consistency, the officials have played a major role in ensuring the continuity of KAKC’s spirit, which in turn has cemented the bond between our two countries. I would, therefore, like to commend the Committee for
its concerted effort, which is truly noteworthy. I wish to conclude by appealing to all of us to rekindle our passion for change As we take stock of the activities and plans we’ve had this past year, we cannot overlook the commitment and dedication that the KAKC Executive Committee has
exhibited while discharging its mandate. of Kenyans and become active change agents. Please feel free to identify with KAKC and continue with your camaraderie that started off when you joined this great association. When we have a chance to meet in the near future, let us learn from each other with the change we have

Asante Sana!

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