Kenya National Achieves

The Kenya National Achieves building in Nairobi. 

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Mr President, why is our national archive still in insecure ‘River Road’?

What you need to know:

  • Archives are hard to preserve because they are delicate and some documents are brittle.
  • Having the national archives next to matatu terminus is dangerous and reckless.


Mr President, just before independence, the British carted away tonnes of documents from Kenya – while those that they couldn’t carry, and those they didn’t burn, were left in the basement of old Jogoo House. Others were scattered across various government registries or abandoned to the vagaries of nature.

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