Giitune is a natural forest patch measuring 18 acres and is managed by two clans from Meru namely Abonthiga and Mberenyaa and is used as a shrine. Apart from its thick vegetation and scenic tree canopies, Giitune Forest is home to the sacred colobus monkeys. The sacred forest lies on the equator and along the 37-degree longitude and in Ngugi location in Meru. Giitune Sacred Forest forms a part of the greater Sacred Mt Kenya and Sacred Nyambene ecosystem. Traditionally, the forest was used as training grounds for the Njuri Ncheke initiates.