Governor: Peter Gatirau Munya

General Information

Meru County is centrally located in the country
\nIt`s the leading county in Horticulture production
\nThere are a number of National Parks and conservancies that attracts tourists to the region. It`s a tourism hotspot with Meru National park hosting unique wildlife attraction among them the Grevy Zebras, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, giraffe Gazelle and the Onyx. The renowned Lewa Conservancy is also at the heart of the county. The county also offers the Mt Kenya climbing tourism circuit
\nAgriculture is the major economic activity in this county due to the rich volcanic soils in the high altitude areas. Coffee, tea, French-beans and dairy products as primary produce. Wholesale and retail trade also play important role in the county`s economy.
\nIt`s the Leading County that produces Miraa (Khat) for export and hence boosting the economic national grid.

Constituencies

Tigania East; Tigania West; Igembe North; Igembe South; North Imenti; South Imenti; Buuri; Igembe Central; Central Imenti

Economy

    Natural resources
  • Mountains
  • Kiera Hills
  • Muunguni Hills
  • Arable land
  • Tourist attractions
  • Mt. Kenya
  • Meru National Park
  • Meru Museum
  • Nyambene Complex
  • Economic activities
  • Miraa (Khat) Trade
  • Tobacco
  • Tea farming
  • Coffee Farming
  • Potential Minerals
  • diatomite
  • bentonite
  • feldspar
  • vermiculite
  • wollastonite
  • garnet
  • trona
  • sllimanite

Health

    Health Facilities
  • District Hospitals (5), Sub-District Hospitals (6), Dispensaries (102), Health Centres (23), Medical Clinics (158), Nursing Homes (5), Maternity Homes (3), Others (9)\n
  • \nDoctor to Population Ratio
  • 1
  • \nInfant Mortality Rates
  • 39/1000 (Meru Central District), 28/1000 (Meru North District)

Education

    Number of Institutions (2007)
  • Primary (486)
  • \nSecondary (190)
  • \nPrimary
  • Enrollment (105.537)
  • Teacher to Pupil Ratio 1
  • \nSecondary
  • Enrollment (27,729)
  • Teacher to Pupil Ratio 1
  • \nTertiary
  • More than 20 colleges

Peter Gatirau Munya


Committees:
    Rules and Business
  • Legal Affairs and Human Rights (Convener)
  • Agriculture and Land
  • Water, Mining and Natural Resources
  • Arid and Semi Arid Lands

Raphael Muriungi


Meru County


Meru County has MCAs from constituencies

Kiraitu Murungi


Florence Kajuju


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