KIRIIKANIRO KIIYERU: Tharaka New Testament.
Over 80% of people living in Tharaka Nithi County are Christians.
Notable among Christian faith is the Methodist, Roman Catholic, Baptist,
Presbyterian and Anglican denominations.
Culturally, Tharaka people are a sub group of the larger Ameru tribe. They speak the Kitharaka sub dialect of Meru language. They believed in one supernatural being; Murungu. The Tharaka and Chuka people who live here are descendants of their ancestral father; Ciambugi, and his two wives; Ciabandi and Ciangoi. The wives split and Ciabandi moved east and bore the Tharaka people while Ciangoi is believed to be the mother of the Chuka.