25 graduate during Mulango Bible College’s 59th graduation ceremony


MULANGO BIBLE COLLEGE                      Tuesday, July 26, 2022: KITUI COUNTY By BONIFACE MULU.

Some 25 students of the Mulango Bible College in Katulani District in Kitui County have graduated during the educational institution’s 59th graduation ceremony.

The colourful event where the Africa Inland Church (AIC) Nairobi Area Bishop, Reverend Joshua Nzau Kimuyu was the chief guest, was attended by thousands of people.
The graduands-19 male and six female-were conferred diplomas and certificates by the College Principal Pastor Philip Mutetei and Bishop Kimuyu.

The college offers theology-school based certificates, theology-school based diplomas and regular-school based advanced diplomas. Out of the 25 graduands, thirteen graduated in regular school diplomas in theology, ten in vocational school certificates in theology and two in vocational school diplomas in theology.

In his speech, Pastor Mutetei said the college is an Africa Inland Church school. He said: “We are actually here this morning because of the 25 graduands. They are the reason of our gathering today.

They are our today’s guests. They are making us proud.”  I thank God for the victory that he has granted to the graduands, he added. Mutetei thanked the event’s attendants. “We thank you all for finding time to come and be with us,” the college head said.

“I thank Bishop Kimuyu who has come to speak in this important occasion. He has come from Nairobi to address us,” Mutetei, who is also the college’s Board of Directors Secretary said. “Let us say we are doing well here in the Mulango Bible School.

We are not complaining. We have no issue. We have no complaint here in the college,” he added. The college head said their school is not a big school in terms of population. Mutetei disclosed that the Mulango Bible College was started by Reverend Carol Ness and J.Folk in 1954. “Both were the missionaries with the Africa Inland Mission (AIM) Kenya,” he said.

And according to him, the college was closed in 1955 due to the lack of teachers and moved the students to the Ukamba Bible School in Machakos District. “The college was re-opened later in 1959. It was a satellite of the Ukamba Bible School, but we are now independent,” Mutetei said.

Since that time (1959) the college has continued to actively serve God in various ways over the country,” Mutetei added. The principal announced that currently the college has a total of 65 students and seven staff members. “We train men and women to help them attain spiritual maturity and in return be able to make disciples of Christ,” he said.

Mutetei also said they equip the saints for the work of the gospel so that the body of Christ may be built up. “The Mulango Bible College is a department of the Africa Inland Church Kenya and shares the same statement of faith written in the church constitution,” the pastor went on to say.

Mutetei announced that the first floor of their library that they are constructing at the college was complete. And he appealed to the well-wishers to support them financially and materially for them to continue with the project’s construction work. 

The Mulango Bible College is under the AIC Kitui Area. The AIC Kitui Area comprises a total of 13 regions namely Kitui Central, Mutonguni, Matinyani, Miw’ani, Lower Yatta, Mulango, Ikutha, Katulani, Kitundumo, Mutitu, Kibwezi and Kisasi.

The area is headed by Bishop Joshua Muendo. The chief guest Bishop Joshua Nzau Kimuyu congratulated the graduands. He thanked the college for having invited him as the event’s chief guest. Kimuyu told the graduands: “You are not pastors because you have been trained. You are pastors because God has called you.” “We are the ambassadors sent to represent the kingdom of God here on earth.

We are the ambassadors of Christ. Our work is the representation,” the cleric added. And the Mulango Bible College Board of Directors Chairman Julius Kilonzo Musilu, who also addressed the congregation, told the graduands: “We wish you all the outgoing students success. And be remembering us.

The college is here.” This is a college that has been training the pastors, Musilu added. “This is a good college that trains you. God bless you all,” Musilu, who is also the Kitui County Education Board Chairman said.