Message from the council chairperson
Uniting and strengthening the diaspora community
KCCC-UK was founded when Kenyan Community chairpersons saw the need of having an umbrella body for Kenyans in the UK. Through consultation many more chairpersons joined and led to this group formed in 2020.
KCCC-UK strives to build and strengthen diaspora Kenyans to stay strong, united and be members in the respective Kenyan Communities in their regions.
Our aim is to speak with one voice and effectively network with Chairpersons in Commerce, Education, Culture, Health and Wellbeing while upholding our values. This will help in getting rid of isolations and putting support network available when needed.
We also find pride to disseminate information from Kenyan Embassy and other statutory organisations in the UK and Kenya.
During the COVID 19 pandemic, the chairpersons have seen the need to continue meeting the needs of Kenyans by sharing ideas on how to support Kenyans during hardship. The chairpersons from different areas were able to refer each other and got donations of food and other supplies which they were able to distribute to their members in different areas in England.
Together we can make a difference in the communities we live in by sharing leadership skills of the different chairpersons, to continue supporting Kenyans in the diaspora within the regions we serve. Effectively, we will enable our members to celebrate each other’s success and provide a support network when help is needed by our vulnerable members or during bereavement.
We have attracted membership from different regions in the United Kingdom, where we continue to advocate to Kenyans to join/form associations that would enable all Kenyans in Diaspora to get support in their local areas/regions.
We are still growing and would continue to build this organization hand in hand to have many chairpersons joining so that we can have a true representations of Kenyans in the UK and speak with one voice on their behalf to meet our common goals.