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.
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 the project has two translators who work from Chogoria town and the team has been trained and has started translating the gospels of Mark and Luke.