All communities to have their a Bible in their language by 2030


The Bible Society of Kenya(BSK) has committed to translate the Holly book into all native languages by 2030.

While speaking during the launch of the Kuria Bible at Kehancha in Migori county, the BSK general secretary Elizabeth Wanjiru said all translation works will end by 2030 to ensure that all communities have a Bible in a language they can understand best.

The kuria Bible , she said took 35 years to complete, with a budget of Shs. 35million since they were working on a language that was on the brink of extinction and spreads across borders.

She added that the launch of that Bible will spur a wave of social change among the Abakuria community.

He counterpart from Tanzania Alfred Keronge( Tanzania Bible Society) said the translation work will help the Aabakuri Community who spread in both Kenya and Tanzania preserve and preserve their language .

This was echoed by Kuria East Mp Kitayama Maisori who called on the Kuria community to nurture a reading culture if they expect to make good use of the bible .

He said the translation work was done by experts from the 16 sub tribes of the Kuria community with the aim of preservation their language as an icon of Identity among the Kuria .

Besides the advancement of religion, the Kuria Bible is expected to bring to and retrogressive cultural practices.

By Basil Okoth