The Star (Nairobi)

19 June 2014

Kenya National Archives Lights Up for Kenya@50

The Kenya@50 celebrations are still going on in the country as we celebrate our golden jubilee. The Kenya National Archives was a beneficiary of the celebrations as it got a lighting spruce up courtesy of Philips electronics.

The Kenya National Archives is a museum and an art gallery, all rolled into one. The building was constructed in 1931 by the National & Grindlays Bank. The building changed ownership more than once before the being acquired by the Kenyan government as the site for the National Archives. The new initiative using Philips' LED lighting is set to further enhance the beauty of the iconic building ultimately contributing to its tourism value.

The lighting ceremony of the new look archives was held on Tuesday evening. In attendance were Philips East Africa CEO Roelof Assies and Sports, Culture and the Arts ministry PS Patrick Omutia and Kenya@50Secretariat's Hussein Mohammed .

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