African leaders are known to have opulent lifestyle. In the 80s and 90s when most of them ruled with an iron fist, they spent billions constructing mega mansions and presidential palaces. Of course most of them thought they would rule forever.

In Kenya, the only palace that was constructed was meant for the vice president, but that converted into the personal residence of our former president. Our State House was built in 1907 as the governor’s residence and its original form has largely remained intact.

Is it among the most beautiful presidential palaces in Africa? Find out in the list below.

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10) State House Entebbe, Uganda


State House is the official residence of the President of Uganda. Situated at Entebbe, 40 km south of Kampala, capital of Uganda, it is adjacent to a ceremonial “H” shaped building which hosted the Queen of England on her visit to Uganda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. 

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