Limuru is a town in central Kenya, the approx. located 50 km north-west of Nairobi. Currently living in Limuru rd. 5000 inhabitants. Limuru is located in Kiambu County. It originated in the 1890s, were based here as European settlers who appreciated the proximity to Nairobi, the situation at the train station and the mild climate, the high country. Limuru is located at an altitude of about 2250 m. To date, Limuru is famous for its now 100 years-long tea production. Limuru is the birthplace of famous Kenyan writer, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. Standard data (geographic name): GND: 4434056-4 | VIAF: 147803706