One of the key functions of the Kenya National Archives is to acquire and preserve valuable public and private records which form part of the national documentary heritage. There are eight repositories / storage areas with a holding of approximately 600 million pages of documents.
The role of the Repository section
The section is charged with the responsibility of providing custody and access to public records and public archives as well as the private archives. This includes records from all Ministries, Government offices, Parastatals/State Corporations, County Governments and any body formed by an Act of Parliament and private persons (E.g. Church Missionary Society records)
The records are those deemed to have historical, financial, legal, administrative or research value.