Author: Joseph Kibwaa
This dictionary book is an attempt to try to preserve the Kamba community language, customs and culture through words and their meanings. Even though some words do have same spellings, their pronunciations are different, which then makes them have more than one meaning, as it is carefully demonstrated in this book. It is also notably observed that the Kamba people whose language is Kikamba uses five vowels, which are A E I I O U U out of the twenty-six alphabetical letters commonly used in the dictionary internationally.
Joseph K. Kibwaa, DMin., completed Masters of Christian Ministries and Organizational Leadership degrees, with a concentration in Youth and Family Counselling/Leadership Management respectively from Briercrest Th eological Seminary, in Caroport, SK. Canada. Joseph holds a doctorate degree in Missions Leadership from Southern Baptists Th eological Seminary, Louisville, KY. USA. Joseph worked as a high school teacher/chaplain at Lenana and Kagumo national high schools in Kenya. He was also involved in the curriculum development for both Primary and Secondary Schools in Kenya in the 1980s. Joseph is married to the love of his life, Elizabeth N. Kibwaa, they have four adult children and five grandchildren. They currently reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Responding to God’s call, Joseph has been increasingly involved in the ministry of preaching and teaching God’s word, from his youth years to this day, both nationally and internationally. Currently Joseph & Elizabeth are involved in the ministry of helping the African refugee families who reside here in Winnipeg, Manitoba.