Mwea, to most Kenyans, is known for its irrigation scheme, Mwea Teberre Irrigation Scheme, as it is what we were taught back in primary school. The main cash crop here is rice. For some reason I always assumed that Mwea was a place found in Embu.
“If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.” Mao Zedong
I came to learn otherwise a few days back when I set out to explore Embu (which I am still yet to do by the way), about 130 kilometres from Nairobi, using the Thika Super Highway. You will pass through a number of towns including Thika, Sagana, Makuyu, Kambiti and Mwea, before arriving at your final destination.