The Kenya National Archives in Nairobi was set up in 1995. The essential idea behind this establishment was to preserve public as well as private records as an intrinsic part of the nation's heritage. The archives house thousands of volumes of public records that can be accessed and consulted by the Kenyan people.
It is centrally located in the city's business district and is only closed on Sundays. On the ground floor of the archives is the Murumbi Gallery. It is believed to be the largest gallery of its kind, and displays art collections from many African nations and communities. The art showcased here was painstakingly curated by the second vice president of the country, Joseph Murumbi