MŨGAMBO WA MŨGĨKŨYŨ FM is offering vernacular class known as “MENYA GĨKŨYŨ”. This means knowing how to read, speak and write Gĩkũyũ.

For them who were blessed to enough to be part of the old education system in Kenya whereas a pupil was being taught his or her mother tongue before being taught the compulsory languages like English and Kiswahili.

All classes Will be conducted via:

Therefore, as time has evolved we have discovered that things have changed. Our core behaviors, languages, foods, interactions and way of living have since become a new vocabulary with the new generation. Gĩkũyũ language is a very rich language, which is endeavored by all other Kenyan tribes. Standing as the third national language in Kenya after Kiswahili and English.

Our culture, which was very rich, is slowly diminishing day in day out. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, a great man from this land defended his doctorate on Gĩkũyũ language which was very fantastic. There used to have so many kikuyu authored books but there are no longer found in our modern bookshops.

We used to have books like:

Waceke kũrĩrĩra ndũnyũ, Njoroge na mũbara wake, Thimo cia Gĩkũyũ, Rũcinĩ tene, Wĩrute gũthoma, Ciugo ndaũre, Ibuku itheru rĩa Ngai (Bible), Ibuku rĩa kĩrĩra Gatoreki and Ibuku rĩa Thaara mentioning just a few

Quoting the late Kamarũ‘s song “Mwana nĩarekwo amenye ucũwe na mĩtugo ya ndĩĩra ciake, ndũkanaconoke rĩrĩa Mũgũthiĩ gĩcagi mwana waku agakũria mbũri ĩno ĩkũria mĩrĩyo nĩ ya mũhĩrĩga ũrĩku”. A lot of water has gone under the bridge and we are urgently required to amend our society. This is the time for saving our kikuyu heritage by teaching them our valued culture.

Our Classes/ Irathi Ciitũ

Menya kwaria, gũthoma na kwandĩka Gĩkũyũ (40 Sessons)

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