The Mwimbi Muthambi is a community that lives in the Eastern part of Kenya, Tharaka Nithi County and is part of the larger Meru community that lives near Mt. Kenya.

Mwimbi Muthambi translators at work

Originally it was envisioned that the community would understand the Kimeru Bible, however, this Bible heavily leans on the Ki-imenti dialect that is spoken near Meru town, and the Mwimbi Muthambi community has found it hard to adapt to this Bible because they find it hard and intelligible since the two dialects are so different.

Currently, the Christians use the Gikuyu Bible due to historical interaction with the Gikuyu community and language yet there are several key terms used in the Gikuyu Bible which do not mean the same thing in the Mwimbi Muthambi language.

Having their own Bible will help the community to understand the word of God better as it will be an instrument that will bring peace and positive transformation in the lives of the Mwimbi Muthambi community and the society at large as we share the unity we enjoy as a body of Jesus Christ. This Bible will be a great tool in evangelizing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the speakers of the language.

Currently all New Testament, Proverbs and Psalms have been drafted. Drafting of the five books of Moses (Genesis to Deuteronomy) will be done in the year 2023.

The Book of Luke in Mwimbi Muthambi language was launched in July 2021 in Chogoria and was attended by various Church leaders in the area.

The project has two translators who work from Chogoria town.

 

 

× How can I help you?