Welcome to Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service(KNADS)


To Excel as an archives and records service in view of all Kenyans and the world and serve as the memory of the nation.


To offer consultative records management services to the public service; acquire and preserve valuable public as well as private records as part of the national documentary heritage; and ensure timely accessibility of records and archives to users.


To formulate, implement, coordinate and oversee the execution of records and archives management services and programs within the public sector. Archival institutions select, preserve, and make their records accessible for a number of reasons, including legal, financial, and administrative purposes. KNADS maintains records as evidence of the government’s policies and operations.


KNA&DS Building