Maralal is a small hillside market town in northern Kenya, lying east of the Loroghi Plateau within the Samburu District. The town is home to Kenyatta House, the location where Jomo Kenyatta was detained prior to his release. The house was built with the specific intention of housing Mzee Jomo Kenyatta after his stay in Lodwar. Kenyatta house in Maralal is a testament to the endurance and workmanship of British colonial architecture. The house is functional with no elaborate décor, it has a tiny verandah as with all colonial designs.