A monument is a kind of structure that was specially erected in remembrance of an important event or an individual. It is a structure which has become so important to a social group in remembrance of historic times or cultural heritage. There are lots of these structures in Kenya today, bringing millions of tourists to Kenya on yearly basis. These sites bring to light the origin of mankind and the rich historical background of Kenya as well as the remnants of the colonial era. This explains why the tourist industry in Kenya is booming. Here is a comprehensive list of monumental sites in Kenya. When next you visit the country, be sure to checkout these places.

200+ Monumental Sites in Kenya 

DescriptionDate CountyLocation 
Chetambe’s fort1981Bungoma CountyBungoma
Kanam Prehistoric site1982Homa Bay CountyHoma Bay
Kanjera Prehistoric site1982Homa Bay Countyclose to Mount Homa
Jumba La Mtwana Ruins1982Lamu CountyLamu
Takwa Milinga Ruins1982Kilifi CountyKilifi
Pate Ruins1982Lamu CountyLamu
Brooks quarry prehistorics site1982Lamu CountyManda Island
Chemogoch prehistoric site1982Kisumu CountyEast of Muhoroni
Bwana Bakari mosque1982Lamu CountyPate Island
Bwana Tamu1982Mombasa County
Kongo mosque1983Kwale CountyKwale
Shaka ruins1983Tana River CountyTana River
Kwa wanawali saba1983Tana River CountyTana River
Kwa ungwana wa mashaa1983Tana River CountyTana River
Ishakani III1983Lamu CountyLamu
Ishakani II1983Lamu CountyLamu
Ishakani I1983Lamu CountyLamu
Kisauni bell tower1983Mombasa CountyKisauni
Shanga1983Lamu CountyLamu
Mbaraki pillar1983Mombasa CountyMombasa
Omwe1983Lamu CountyLamu
Kiunga1983Lamu CountyLamu
Diani ruins1983Kwale CountyKwale
Lamu fort1984Lamu CountyLamu
Old law courts1985Mombasa CountyMombasa
Historic lamu town1986Lamu CountyLamu
Historic old town, MSA1990Mombasa CountyMombasa
DO’s office Malindi1991Kilifi CountyMalindi
Mama Ngina drive1991Mombasa CountyMombasa
Kaya Diani1992Kwale CountyKwale
Kaya muhaka1992Kwale CountyKwale
Kaya Galu(Ganzoni)1992Kwale CountyKwale
Kaya kinondo1992Kwale CountyKwale
Chale island sacred grove1992Kwale CountyKwale
Shimoni cave1992Kwale CountyKwale
Kaya bogowa1992Kwale CountyKwale
Kaya gandini1992Kwale CountyKwale
Kaya mtai1992Kwale CountyKwale
Dugumura hill sacred grove1992Kwale CountyKwale
Kaya kwale1992Kwale CountyKwale
Kaya Dzombo1992Kwale CountyKwale
Mrima hill sacred grove1992Kwale CountyKwale
Kaya Ukunda1992Kwale CountyKwale
Hyrax hill museum and site1995Nakuru CountyNakuru
Kaya fungo1996Kilifi CountyFungo
Kaya kauma1996Kilifi CountyKauma
Kaya chivara1996Kilifi CountyKauma
Leven House1996Mombasa CountyMombasa
Lord Egerton Castle1996Nakuru CountyNgata Farm
Mombasa golf club1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Mnarani ruins1929Kilifi CountyKilifi
Mtwapa1935Kilifi CountyKilifi
Mambrui1935Kilifi CountyKilifi
Redoubt1935Mombasa CountyMombasa
Shirazi1935Kwale CountyKwale
Selengai Stone1935Kajiado CountyKajiado
Selengai wells1935Kwale CountyKwale
Tumbe1935Kwale CountyKwale
Takaungu south1935Kilifi CountyTakaungu
Trumpet metal1935Mombasa County
Trumpet ivory1935Mombasa County
Vasco da Gama pillar1935Kilifi CountyMalindi
Old watch towers1935Mombasa County
Tiwi1935Kwale CountyKwale
Kilepwa island1954Kilifi CountyKilifi
Kariandusi1954Nakuru CountyNakuru
Jamadra mosque1956Kilifi CountyMalindi
Sheikh Said1956Kilifi CountyKilifi
Sheikh Othman1956Kilifi CountyMalindi
Manda town ruins1956Lamu CountyManda Island
Jumaa mosque1958Mombasa County
Luziwa1958Mombasa County
Mambore1958Lamu CountyLamu
Riadha uwani1958Mombasa CountyMombasa
Siyu1958Lamu CountyPate Island
Takaungu north1958Kilifi CountyTakaungu
Jamia of Siyu1958Lamu CountyPate Island
Lango la Shee of Siyu1958Lamu CountyPate Island
Bwana shali patani1958Mombasa County
Faza1958Mombasa County
Jumaa Mtwapa1958Kilifi CountyKilifi
Mwana1958Lamu CountyLamu
Pillar tomb1958Mombasa County
Mgangani1959Kilifi CountyKilifi
Fort Jesus National Monument1970Mombasa CountyMombasa
Gede Ruins National Monument1970Kilifi CountyKilifi
Olorgesailie national monument1970Kajiado CountyKajiado
Kenyatta house — Maralal1977Samburu CountySamburu
Portuguese shipwreck1977Mombasa CountyMombasa
Kilombe Archeological site1980Nakuru CountyNakuru
Thimlich ohingas1981Migori CountyKadem
Lanet prehistoric site1981Nakuru CountyLanet
Sibiloi National Park1981Marsabit CountyMarsabit
Italian church1981Kiambu CountyKijabe
Fort Ternan Palaeo site1981Kericho CountyFort Ternan
Songhor palaeo1981Kisumu CountyMuhoroni
Muguruk Archeological site1981Kisumu CountyEast of Muguruk River
Kapurtay prehistoric site1981Nandi CountySouth Aintomotua river
Muhanda fort1981Bungoma CountyBungoma
Kijabe church1981Kiambu CountyKiambu

Mau-Mau Cave2001Nyeri County
African Retail Trade Stores2001Nyeri CountyLumumba Street
New District Comminsioner’s2001Nyeri County
Nyeri Old Clock Tower2001Nyeri County
Nyeri Court2001Nyeri County
Riringu Police Station2001Nyeri County
Ruringu Old African Court2001Nyeri County
The Baden Powell Grave2001Nyeri CountyNyeri
Pax-Tu Building2001Nyeri County
St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Nyeri2001Nyeri County
St. Cuthbert’s P.C.E.A. Church2001Nyeri County
Mathari Catholic Mission Church2001Nyeri County
Italian Memorial Church, Nyeri2001Nyeri County
Italian Servants’ Wall Monument2001Nyeri County
Queen Elizabeth Monument2001Nyeri County
Dedan Kimathi’s Trench (Kahigani)2001Nyeri County
Mau Mau Fig Tree2001
District Commisioner’s Office2001Kisumu County
Kisumu Police Headquarters2001Kisumu CountyKisumu
Brandman’s House2001Kisumu County
A.I.C. Kijabe Church Ruins2001Kiambu CountyKijabe
Nairobi School2001Nairobi CountyWestlands
Khoja Mosque2001Nairobi County
Old Mutual Building2001Nairobi CountyNairobi CBD
Standered Chatered Building2001Nairobi CountyNairobi CBD
Pan Africa House2001Nairobi CountyNairobi CBD
Royalty House2001Nairobi County
Imperial Chambers2001Nairobi County
Imperial British East African2001Nairobi County
Bull Cafe2001Nairobi County
Prembro House2001Nairobi County
Pansoms Building2001Nairobi County
Surat District Association Building2001Nairobi County
Rahimtulla Trust Library2001Nairobi County
Bohra Mosque2001Nairobi County
Tom Mboya Mausoleum2001Homa Bay CountyRusinga Island
Karima Hill2001Nyeri County
Bedida Sacred Grove2002Kilifi County
Lamu Water Catchment Area2002Lamu CountyMwawesa
Burguret Mau Mau Shelter2003Nyeri CountyGakawa
Naromoru Mau Mau Cave2003Nyeri County
Thaai Sacred Lake2003Meru CountyKibirichia
Nkunga Sacred Lake2003Meru CountyNkunga
Bututia Sacred Lake2003Meru CountyKianjai
Gitune Sacred Forest2003Meru CountyGatimbi
Ras mtandanda mosqueMombasa County
Shatin Tomb
Blixen HouseNakuru CountyNaivasha
10 year Nyayo eraNairobi CountyNairobi
City hallNairobi CountyNairobi
Peace poleNairobi CountyNairobi
Global forestNairobi CountyNairobi
Jomo KenyattaNairobi CountyNairobi
Silver jubilee monumentNairobi CountyNairobi
Peace, Love and Unity monumentNairobi CountyNairobi
The Judiciary buildingNairobi CountyNairobi
The National monumentNairobi CountyNairobi
The TetrahedronNairobi CountyNairobi
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Kaya mtswakara1997Kwale CountyKasemeni
Castle Hotel1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Holy ghost cathedral1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
City park1997Nairobi CountyNairobi
St Emmanuel Church, Frere Town1997Mombasa CountyNyali
Kericho Wagon Works Ltd1997Kericho CountyKericho
Kaya Mstwakara1997Kwale CountyKasemeni
Babu Motors1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Kilindini House1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Ivory House1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Issa Thawar House1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
MSA Hospital Dispensary1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Central Police Station1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
District Officer’s Office, Mombasa1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Anglican Cathedral1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Mackinnon Market1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Alidina Visram School1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Grindlay’s Bank Intn’l1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
National Bank of Kenya1997Mombasa CountyMombasa
Fort hall1998Muranga CountyMurang’a
Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga1998Muranga CountyGakuyu
Kaya Mudzi Muvya1998Kilifi CountyRabai
Kaya Lunguma1998Kilifi CountyGolini
Sheikh Mwinyime Shrine1998Mombasa CountyMombasa
Former Parklands Railways Staff1998Nairobi CountyParklands
Kaya Choni1998Kwale CountyGandini
Muyu wa Kae, Swahili settlement1999Kilifi CountyMarereni
Kaya Boumu/Fimboni1999Kilifi CountyMwawesa
Kaya Mzizima1999Kilifi CountyMwawesa
The First District Commissioner’s2000Machakos CountyMachakos
Jeevanjee Gardens2000Nairobi CountyNairobi
Ronald Ngala’s Tombstone2000Kilifi CountyKaloleni
Old St. Marks A.C.K. Sagala2000Taita Taveta CountySagala
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga2000Kisii CountyNyamira
The Calton Fenzi Memorial Stone2000Nairobi CountyNairobi
St. Paul’s Church (A.C.K)2000Kiambu CountyKikuyu
The War Memorial Statue2000Nairobi CountyNairobi
Lamu District Vetenary Office2000Lamu CountyLamu
Government Rest House-Sori2001Homa Bay CountyKarungu
The Old SDA Church — Rapedhi2001Homa Bay CountyKanyidoto
Muliro Gardens2001Kakamega CountyKakamega
Institute of African Studies — Chiromo2001Nairobi CountyChiromo campus, University of Nairobi
Nyeri Provincial Police2001Nyeri CountyNyeri
Nyeri Club2001Nyeri County
White Rhino Hotel, Nyeri2001Nyeri County
Tumutumu P.C.E.A Church, Nyeri2001Nyeri CountyKonyu
P.C.E.A. Tumu Tumu Secretary’s2001Nyeri County
Macalder Mines2001Migori CountySouth East Kadem
Old Provincial Commissioner’s2001Kisumu County
Mau Mau Mass Grave2001Nyeri County


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