Kenya National Archives and Documentation Services is situated at the edge of the central business district in downtown Nairobi along Moi Avenue next to Ambassadeur Hotel. The archives look out on the landmark Hilton Hotel, while on the rear side is Tom Mboya street. It was established in 1965.
To preserve valuable public records as part of the information resources of the Republic of Kenya, and to make them accessible to present and future generations.To fulfil this mission, the Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service continues to: –
Advise public offices on proper records management.
Select valuable records for permanent preservation as archives.
Store and preserve archives in the repositories.
Publicize availability of information resources in our custody through computerization of indexes, digitization, World Wide Web; and through use of other communications and information technologies.
Promote access to public records and archives for reference and research purposes, or just for leisure and enjoyment.