Meru North District
Meru North District is one of the seventy-one districts of Kenya, located in that country's Eastern Province. In 1992, it was split from the large Meru District, along with Meru Central District, Meru South District, and Tharaka District.
Meru North District is the home of the Ameru (Meru) tribe, which is sometimes described as being related to other tribes living around the Mount Kenya region: the Kikuyu and the Embu people. The Ameru are generally called "Bantu" people who have been native to the Mt. Kenya area for many, many years — well before colonization of Kenya by Great Britain in the 19th Century. The people of Meru North District are now predominantly Christian — Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and other denominations, reflecting the work of missionaries — with also minorities of Indian descent, who are mainly Hindus, and African/Arab descent, who are Muslims. Meru North also has some resident Europeans predominantly British in ancestry.
In ralation to the use of Qat, otherwise known as 'miraa' Meru is well known for its production and supply to the rest of the country's major towns. because of the rich soils in the area, this plant trives wery well and most of the residents benefit from its sale. Trading in this commodity is a boom, this is particularly seen in the sale of banana leaves by the vendors to miraa traders to cover up the havest from drying.
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The district headquarters is in Maua. The district has four constituencies:
- Igembe South Constituency
- Igembe North Constituency
- Tigania East Constituency
- Tigania West Constituency
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