Kenyan man translate the bible to kamba language

prof john Mbiti photo

Kenyan man translate the bible to kamba language

Professor John Mbiti was born on 30, November 1931, in kenya.

He studied in Uganda, at Makere university and there after got employed as a lecturer to teach on religion and theology.

He was the first African to translate the bible from English into a Kenyan local dialect, the kamba language.

Prof Mbiti challenged the christian assumption that traditional African religious ideas were demonic and evil.

He was clear that his interpretation of these religions was from a firmly christian perspective. as a result of this, his work was sometimes severely criticized.

At the time of his death, prof Mbiti was an Emeritus professor at the university of Bern and a parish minister to the town of Burgdorf in Switzerland