Kenya National Archives

14

May
2018

Kenya National Archives

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  • Location: Along Moi Avenue within the city center
  • Duration: 1 -2 hours depending on points of difference

It houses the Murumbi gallery, dedicated to the late Joseph Murumbi, Kenya’s second vice-president from May 1965 – August 31, 1966. He and his wife Sheila were avid collectors of African art. Murumbi’s collection has been described as “Africa’s best known collection of priceless heritage and artifacts”. He left behind 50,000 books and sheaves of official correspondence. The national archives department has set up a library containing some of the 8,000 “rare books” (those published before 1900) entrusted to them upon the death of Murumbi.
www.archives.go.ke