About Meru City.
Meru is a city in central Kenya. Meru City is headquarters of the Meru County in what was formerly known as Eastern Province and the 6th largest City in Kenya. The City is accessible by paved road, whether from the south around the east side of Mount Kenya, via Embu, or from the northwest around the west and north side of Mount Kenya, via Nanyuki and Timau. Meru City is a jumping-off place for Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves and Lewa Downs, all some distance north of Meru, with Samburu and Buffalo Springs via Isiolo, and Meru National Park, to the northeast of Meru, via Maua in the Nyambene Hills. It is an important coffee producing area. It is also the prime Miraa (Khat) growing area in Kenya. The Meru National Museum lies in the City.