The Kenya National Archives is situated at the edge of the central business district in downtown Nairobi along Moi Avenue next to the Ambassadeur Hotel, was established in 1965 and it holds 40,000 volumes of the public records and archives, this a good safari for the tourists who wish to know and learn more about the history of Kenya while in Kenya Safaris Tours. It was established by an Act of the parliament of Kenya in 1965 and was placed under the office of the Vice President and the Minister of the Home Affairs, currently it is under the office of the Vice-President and state Department for the National Heritage and Culture. The Kenya National Archives building also houses the Murumbi Gallery which contains African artifacts that were collected in the 19th century.

It is a safeguarded by the museum and workmanship display that has a vast deal of works of art and tribal photos from all through Africa. There is additionally a gigantic accumulation of the tribal weaponry, instruments, veils and other gear. Additionally, the displays furnish an entrancing knowledge into the battle for autonomy and the history of Nairobi, provided the visitors might want to utilize their library administrations, they additionally charge an additional enrollment expense, it is a store and living illustration of verifiable and ethnographic information. Kenya National Archives’ ground-floor historical centre has an impressive accumulation of antiques and photos speaking of Kenya’s various societies and rich history, it has recorded and a gathering of photos and artworks of Mzee Kenyatta and previous President Moi.

Kenya National Archives
Kenya National Archives

Murumbi gallery is situated at the ground floor of the Kenya National Archives building and it is named after Joseph Murumbi, who was the second vice president of Kenya, it is currently the largest Pan-African art gallery in Africa and it contains ancient art collections from the different regions and communities of Africa. The collected artifacts were acquired by the government of Kenya after a concessionary arrangement was agreed upon with Joseph Murumbi, who had initially turned down several huge offers to buy his collections by overseas bidders. It is currently the largest Pan-African art gallery in Africa and it contains ancient art collections from the different regions and communities of Africa.

The Kenya National Archives holds the collection, which is the largest in the world, which contains over 11 million historical government and public records. From Domesday Book to the modern government papers and digital files, our collection includes paper and parchment, digital records and the websites, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings.

As a general rule, the government that have been selected for the permanent preservation are sent when they are 30 years old, though the government has begun its move towards releasing records when they are only 20 years old. Many are also transferred to us under the Freedom of Information Act.

The main aim of the Kenya National archives is to provide preservation of the public archives (microfilming, storage, audio-visual and conservation) and access facilities (search form) of the same materials, the efforts have been made to computerize archival lists and catalogs. Users are able to access both the manual and catalogs on archival holdings.

The Kenya National Archives and records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all the documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Feeral government, only 1% to 3% are so important for the legal or the historical reasons that they are kept in the Kenya National Archives forever. Those valuable records are preserved and they are can be available to you whenever you want them, on your safari to the Kenya National Archives, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching a historical topic that interests you.

The importance role that is that the Archives are an essential tool for administrative efficiency and economy, as they provide ready access to the government’s past experience, including its successes and failures. They furnish precedents when challenges arise that are similar to those faces earlier.

This is mostly visit on a Kenya safari to Kenya because it exhibits the pre- and post-colonial history of the region, the exhibition displays crafts, important people in the history of Kenya and many other historical artifacts from the history of Kenya. Here you learn more about the local culture and history of Kenya, it is the perfect place to understand more about the complexity and the region and also the friendship between the neighboring countries.

Kenya National Archives
Kenya National Archives

Entrance fee for the Kenya National Archives.

Citizens: Adult Ksh 50

Children           Ksh 20

Non-Citizens: Adults Ksh 200

How to get to Kenya National Archives.

The Kenya National Archives is situated on the Moi Avenue in the Central Business District, right opposite the Nairobi Hilton Hotel.

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