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Wanguru, also Wang’uru or Mwea, is a town in Kenya. It is one of the urban centres in Kirinyaga County. Other towns in the county include Kagio, Sagana, Kerugoya and the county seat, Kutus.
Wanguru is located in Kirinyaga County, approximately 101 kilometres (63 mi), by road, north-east of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital and largest city. The coordinates of Wanguru are: 0°40’57.0″S, 37°21’25.0″E (Latitude:-0.682500; Longitude:37.356944). The town of Wanguru lies at an average elevation of 1,189 metres (3,901 ft), above sea level.
Wanguru (Mwea) is a rapidly expanding urban center. The Mwea Irrigation Scheme, produces over 50 percent of all the rice grown in Kenya. The town is home to a number of rice stores and several rice mills, which operate throughout the year. Some sources estimate Mwea’s contribution to the national rice basket at 80 percent
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