We might all be so curious about our president's life, where he was conceived, born and brought up. Today we take a look at the place where he was conceived.
It was in Maralal, Samburu county where Kenya's first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta stayed during his last days of detention in the year 1961. Mzee lived here for one year after his transfer from Lodwar.
On July 1, 2007 Uhuru Kenyatta paid a visit to the house when he was a Member of Parliament for Gatundu, signed the visitors book and wrote “I was conceived in this house in 1961. A pleasure to be back using my own two feet.”
The house is a three-bedroom bungalow in Samburu County and was built in 1959 for senior colonial administrators who worked in Samburu. It is now a very important historic site.
According to the curator of the house, everything in the house is the way it was back then, but the walls were painted in their original colours to bring it back to life.
There is no electricity in the house but hooks on the walls of the house, suggest that lantern lamps were used to light the house.
During his stay Mzee Jomo Kenyatta used to receive visitors, the likes of late former president Moi, Oginga Odinga, Ronald Ngala, James Gichuru and John Keen.
The house now is under the National Museums of Kenya, it was gazetted as a national monument on January 14, 1977.
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