Kenya National Archives

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Kenya National Archives

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Other form(s) of name

  • Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service

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Description area

Dates of existence

1965-

History

The Kenya National Archives, now known as the Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service (KNADS), was established in 1965 by an Act of Parliament. KNADS mission is to preserve and make accessible the information resources of the Republic of Kenya. Initially KNADS was placed under the office of the Vice President and the Minister of Home Affairs. Currently it is under the office of the Vice-President and the Ministry of State for National Heritage and Culture.

KNADS Director is John G. M’reria (2008-present). Past Directors include Mr. Musila Musembi (1991-2005) and Lawrence I. Mwangi (2005-2008). Past Archivists include: C. Bwye (Senior Registry Superintendent, 1956-1959), R. R. Mann (Archivist, 1960-1961; Controller of Office Services, 1961-1962), Derek Charman (Archivist, 1963-1965), Nathan W. Fedha (Government Archivist, 1965 – 1974), Maina Kagombe (Chief Archivist, 1974-1981), and Musila Musembi (Chief Archivist, 1982-1990).

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Authority record identifier

KNA1

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Minimal

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created 2014

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