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Kibwezi

Kibwezi
Kibwezi is located in Kenya
Kibwezi
Kibwezi
Location of Kibwezi
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Country Kenya
County Makueni County
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Kibwezi is a town in Makueni County, Kenya.

Kibwezi town is the headquarters of Kibwezi division, one of 15 administrative divisions in Makueni County. The division has a population of 80,236, of whom 4,695 are classified urban. The division has four locations: Kikumbulyu, Kinyambu, Masongaleni and Utithi.[1] Kibwezi town is located within Kikumbulyu location.

Kibwezi is also name for Kibwezi Constituency, the local electoral constituency. Kibwezi town does not seat a local authority but is part of Makueni County Council.[2]

Contents

  • Education 1
  • Banking and Local Economy 2
  • Religion 3
    • Presbyterian 3.1
  • Transport 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Education

Kibwezi Bethel Church located with the Kibwezi Educational Centre

The largest school is the Kibwezi Educational Centre, a partnership between the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) and Burke Presbyterian Church (PCUSA).. It contains a polytechnic offering two-year vocational programs in carpentry, masonry, welding, and tailoring. There is also a secretarial department which requires students to have graduated from secondary school. A primary school and preschool are for grades one though eight. Scholarships are available for need based students such as orphans. There are around thirty children in the greater Kibwezi area supported and sometimes under scholarship for educational costs.

Banking and Local Economy

There are two banks and two credit unions in town. The largest bank is the Kenyan Commercial Bank. The Largest Credit Union is the K-Rep Bank.

One International Monetary Fund (IMF), and other members of Burke Presbyterian Church in the suburbs of Washington D.C., United States of America.

[M-Pesa] is a branchless banking service, meaning that it is designed to enable users to complete basic banking transactions without the need to visit a bank branch. The continuing success of M-Pesa in Kenya has been due to the creation of a highly popular, affordable payment service with only limited involvement of a bank.[3][4]

Religion

There are several religions represented in the town. There is a mosque for the local Muslim community and several churches from varying Christian denominations. The two largest congregations are Catholic and the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA).

Presbyterian

Kibwezi is defined by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa as a Nendeni Area, a region for church growth. There is one main anchor church located inside the Kibwezi Educational Centre, this has been named the Bethel Church. Furthermore, there are approximately 14 smaller congregations in the surrounding villages near Kibwezi. Rev. Lauden Kangele is the pastor of the Kibwezi Nendeni area. The village churches are served on Sunday by evangelists (not pastors) employed by the Kibwezi Bethel Church. A few of these areas are:

  • Kikauni
  • Mbui-nzau
  • Usalama
  • Muusini
  • Maikuu
  • Misuuni
  • Masongaleni
  • Kyumani
  • Makindu
  • Kisingo
  • Kilema

Kibwezi has also other churches e.g. the Kenya Assemblies Of God located at Muthaiga estate, the Redeemed Gospel Church also at Muthaiga, the Pentecostal Assemblies Of God and the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya. These Being the Pentecostal Churches Of kibwezi.

Transport

It has a station on the Kenya Railways Corporation system.

The town is located along Nairobi - Mombasa highway. Another Road connects Kibwezi with Kitui.

See also

References

  1. ^ Central Bureau of Statistics (Kenya): Geographic Dimensions of Well-Being in Kenya
  2. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya: Registration centres by electoral area and constituency
  3. ^ Retrieved December 6, 2007The Economist.Dial M for money. (2007, June 28).
  4. ^ http://www.sagentia.com/News.aspx?Path=/Press_release_and_News_archive/2007/MPesa_update

External links

  • Map: UN Map
  • MSN Map

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