The Njuri-Ncheke council of Meru elder’s headquarters at Nchiru is one the most important historical and cultural pillars of the Meru community. The headquarters building serves as great attraction to passersby not only from the community itself but also to other people from outside Meru and other parts of world.
The building serves as the meeting place for all Njuri-Ncheke elders from all parts of the former larger Meru whenever they want to make a major decision or conduct a ritual concerning the Ameru community.
The building serves as a parliament since Njuri-Ncheke was the government of the day before the modern government took over. The place also serves as a sacred shrine to the elders and the entire Meru community and it was out of bounds for local people except the elders.