State House in Kenya is the official residence of a Kenyan president sitting in office. State House in Nairobi was built during the colonial era and was then referred to as Government House in Kenya. State House in Kenya was built in 1907 to serve as the residence of the governor of British origin governing the larger British East Africa. During this colonial era in Kenya, the governor would conduct his official business at the Nairobi Provincial Administration Office along Kenyatta Avenue next to Nyayo House in Nairobi and later in the evening retire to Government house.
Soon after independence, Government house in Kenya was renamed to State House and as such it remained to be the official residence of the governing authority of Kenya. Mzee Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, the founding president of Kenya, was the first native resident of State House in Kenya though he personally preferred his private residence in Gatundu in Kiambu County in Kenya. Former President Moi of Kenya also preferred staying in his own house as compared to residing in State House in Kenya.
State house in Kenya serves as an operational administrative building in Nairobi city and was in the past used to host visiting heads of states from other countries. State house in Kenya also receives guests duing public holidays in Kenya, on special invites for luncheons and dinners. Over time, the best performing schools in the national drama and music festivals in Kenya usually visit State House in Kenya to entertain the sitting president.
State House in Nairobi is located along State House Road, off Kenyatta Avenue close to Panafric Hotel in Nairobi. State House in Nairobi is located approximately ten minutes drive away from Nairobi City centre. There are no public service vehicles in Kenya that ply the State House Route in Nairobi. However, matatu plying Upperhill in Nairobi that pass through Valley Road in Nairobi usually pass past State House Road. Security around State House in Nairobi is usually very uptight and as such one can not idle around the area without reason. Ordinary people can not access State House in Kenya without an invite from the State House Controller in Kenya. State Housein Nairobi has had 4 kenyan occupants including former president of Kenya Mwai Kibaki and the current president Uhuru Kenyatta in Kenya.