1,658,000 (2009 census), increasing.
Eastern Province, Meru district, northeast of Mt. Kenya.
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Radio programs. Films. Bible: 1964.
‘Mero’ is not a correct spelling. Different from Meru [rwk] of Tanzania. Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.