What is Brigade?
Brigade is a Christian uniformed organization for boys and girls which is both international and
Brigade was started by Sir Alexander Smith in 1883 at city called Glasgow, Scotland, Sir
William Alexander Smith was a Presbyterian Lay Leader also a Church School Teacher.
In 1909 it was started at Thogoto Church of Torch (P.C.E.A Kimuri) by Dr. KraphDavid
In 1910 Dr. Arthur was Officer in charge at Kimuri.
In 1951 Dr. Ar. Shaw was Officer in charge at Kimuri. In 1967 the N.C.C.K requested International Brigade committee to send someone in Kenya and they sent Mr. John P. Chappell.
In 1973 Mr. W. Githara took over from J.P Chappell in the same year Kenya Became a member of World Conference. In 2002 it became a global fellowship.
Since 1973 Brigade has over 50 registered companies from most Churches P.C.E.A, A.C.K, Methodist, A.I.C e.t.c. In Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi from this emerged Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade.
Boys’ Brigade Motto :
Sure and steadfast.
Boys’ Brigade Objective :
The Object of the Boys' Brigade is the advancement of Christ's kingdom among Boys and the promotion of habits of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.
Girls’ Brigade Motto :
Seek, serve and follow Christ.
Girls’ Brigade Aim :
The Aim of the Girls' Brigade is to help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through self-control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life..
Brigade in Kiserian Started in the year 2003.
At this time Kiserian Church was still in Oloolaiser Parish.
The Officers who were there were: -
1. Moses Njau – Chairman
2. John Muchuki – Vice Chairman
3. Salome Karwenji – Vice Secretary
4. Mary Njeri – Secretary
5. Peter Muraya – Treasurer
6. Mrs. Maingi - Woman’s Guild Representative
7. Patron – Elder Charles Watatua
8. Few members more members appointed by the Church.
They had 24 boys and 24 girls by 17/06/2004, there were 4 men Officers for boys and 5 ladies’ Officers for girls.
Other Officers were the late Mary Ngugi (Warrant Officer) Wambui Esther, Serah Njeri.
Activities like parade, drills started at 11 th April,2004.
2012 BRIGADE OFFICIALS
i. Lucas Mwaura – Chairperson
ii. Mary Kabiru – Vice Chairperson
iii. Mary Munga – Secretary
iv. Japheth Musili – Vice Secretary
v. Moses Njau – Treasurer
On 9 th March,2006 The Brigade group was registered as Kiserian Company
i. Girls Company: - No. (Number) 136
ii. Boys Company: - No. (Number) 134
In the next year on 2 nd December,2007 the Oloolaiser Parish was subdivided and we were now Kiserian Parish.
In 2007 there were now 5 trained Officers 2 male Officers, 3 female Officers.
In the year of the Church 2006/2007 the Office Bearers changed to: -
1. Salome Karwenji – Chairlady
2. Moses Njau – Treasurer
3. Serah Njeri – Secretary
4. John Muchuki – Vice Chairperson
5. The late Mary Ngugi – Vice Secretary.
2013 BRIGADE OFFICIALS
1. Chairman – Lucas Mwaura
2. Vice Chairman – Mary Kabiru
3. Secretary – Rose Nyaguthii
4. Treasurer – Peter Nduati
5. Vice Secretary – Japheth Musili
CURRENT BRIGADE OFFICIALS
1. Lucas Mwaura - Chairman
2. Rose Nyaguthii - Secretary / Girls’ Brigade Captain
3. Joyce Nyambura - Treasurer
4. Grace Njoroge - Vice Chairperson
5. Daniel Ngugi - Vice Secretary / Boys’ Brigade Captain
6. John Muchuki - National Trainer
7. Japheth Musili - Officer
8. Moses Njau - As above
9. Mary Kabiru - As above
10. Mary Wambui - As above
11. Phylis Nyambura - As above
12. Mercy Mwaura - As above
13. Mercy Nduta - As above
14. Peter Nduati - As above
15. Ndung’u Mbugua - As above
16. Njeri Kinonge - As above