County Overview

Located In Eastern Kenya bordering Isiolo County to the North and North East, Tharaka County to the South, Nyeri County to the South West, and Laikipia County to the West


Area: 6,936.0 KM2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 16°C to a maximum of 23°C. The rainfall ranges between 500mm and 2600mm per annum

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (225.7 Km), Gravel Surface (266.1 Km), Earth Surface (767.5 Km)

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Igembe south
Igembe central
Igembe north
Tigania west
Tigania east
North imenti
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As of 2009 Census


Surface Area

As of 2016


Share of Urban Population

As of 2009 Census


Population Density

As of 2009 Census


Poverty Rate

As of 2016

No data

Some of the strengths of Meru County include:

• Natural resources as Mountains, Kiera and Muunguni Hills, Arable land

• Tourist attractions as Mt. Kenya, Meru National Park, Meru Museum, Nyambene Complex

• Economic activities as Miraa (Khat) Trade, Tobacco, Tea and Coffee Farming.


Potential Minerals: diatomite, bentonite, feldspar, vermiculite, wollastonite, garnet, trona, sllimanite

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (486), Secondary (190)


• Enrollment: (105.537)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:29


• Enrollment: (27,729)

• Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:30


Tertiary: More than 20 colleges

 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)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:33,259 (Meru Central District), 1: 65,620 (Meru North District)

Infant Mortality Rates: 39/1000 (Meru Central District), 28/1000 (Meru North District)

County Financial Information

County Fees and Charges

No Matching Results

County Revenue Law Status

Legislation Status
Trade Licensing Bill Not passed
Public Participation Bill Not passed
Revenue Administration Bill Not passed
Rating Bill Not passed
Finance Bill Not passed
Revenue Bill Status for Counties as at 15th May, 2017. Source: Commission for Revenue Allocation.

Meru County Events

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