Guide to current official publications in the British Library.
Kenya became independent in 1963 with a bicameral National Assembly consisting of a House of Representatives and a Senate. Subsequent constitutional changes have made the National Assembly a unicameral body.
Holdings: 1964- [Unbound parts. Incomplete. Very few held after 1990.]
Holdings: 1922-1963 [Bound volumes to 1961 then unbound parts.]
Currently issued as a Legislative Supplement to the Kenya Gazette.
Annual report - Central Bank of Kenya
Holdings: 1967-72; 1975-77; 1979-80; 1982; 1984-87; 1997-
International and domestic economic developments are discussed. Includes public finance, monetary policy, balance of payments, administrative developments of the Bank, its balance sheet and accounts. Reports are available in full text on the internet from 2000 at http://www.centralbank.go.ke/index.php/2012-09-21-11-52-54/publications
Annual Report. Kenya Law Reform Commission
Holdings: 1982/83; 1997; 1998
Annual departmental reports relating to Kenya and the East Africa High Commission, 1903/04-1963
Collection covers administration, finance, natural resources, education, housing and social welfare, transport and public works, posts and telecommunications, and commerce. The publisher's guide to the collection is available in the Social Sciences Reading Room reference collection at OPL.967.620043 and on the publisher's website at http://www.microform.co.uk/guides/R97282.pdf
The Appropriation accounts
Holdings: 1954/55-1997/98 [Some issues missing but good holdings.]
Includes recurrent appropriation accounts of the Ministries for the year.
Holdings: 1915, 1916, 1956- [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]
Issued as a legislative supplement to the Kenya gazette.
Budget speech - Kenya. Ministry of Finance
Holdings: 1977/78- [Incomplete.]
Speech by the Finance Minister outlines the framework of the Government's economic policy, reports revenue and expenditure for the previous year and for the budget year. Latest available on Ministry of Finance website
Debates - Legislative Council
Minutes - Legislative Council
Holdings: 1915-1916; 1924.
For post-independence debates see Official report - National Assembly.
CSC.142/28 ( )
Holdings: 1964-70; 1966-70; 1970-74; 1974-78; 1979-83; 1984-88; 1994-96; 1997-2001.
Some of the plans are catalogued separately. Please check the online catalogue for the shelfmarks.
Each plan summarises the achievements of the previous 20 years and the difficulties encountered, confirms long term future objectives and establishes a development strategy for the next five years.
Holdings: 1960-64; 1966-88; 1990-
The survey includes international economy, domestic economy, employment, money, banking and finance, external trade, agriculture, environment and natural resources, energy, transport, tourism, education, health and other social issues. It reviews the economic situation of past year and the outlook for the coming year.
Estimates of development expenditure
Holdings: 1954/55-1969/70; 1971/72; 1974/75-1977/78; 1979/80-1982/83; 1984/85-1991/92; 1993/94-1996/97.
Estimates of expenditure of all the government departments of Kenya.
Estimates of Recurrent Expenditure. Government Secretariat. [Title varies]
Holdings: 1926- [Incomplete.]
Kenya population and housing census
Holdings: 1999 (11 vol. + 'Popular report').
Kenya population census
|1969||CSE.160/10 [vols.2,3 and 4 only]|
|1989||YA.1994.b.7039 + CSC.160/56|
The Kenya gazette
Holdings: 1957- [Incomplete but very good holdings. Mainly bound volumes up to 1973.]
Official gazette of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya
Holdings: Nov. 1946-1956.
Official gazette of the East Africa Protectorate
Official gazette of the East Africa and Uganda Protectorates
Holdings: 1 Jan-1 Apr. 1904.
The microform set Government Publications Relating to Kenya 1897-1963 at shelfmark SPR.Mic.B.25/7 includes the Official Gazette 1899-1963. There is an index to the microform collection at OPL.967.620043 in the Social Sciences Reading Room and on the publisher's website at http://www.microform.co.uk/guides/R97282.pdf
The main gazette contain notices of contracts to be let, trade marks registered, vacancies and appointments in government service and public and legal notices.
Kenya gazette. Supplement
Holdings: 1964- [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]
Kenya statistical digest
Holdings: Vol. 1, 1963- vol. 25, 1985.
Includes tables on population, gross domestic products, balance of trade, exports and imports, foreign exchange rates etc. Ceased publication.
Subscription based web site which collates primary and secondary resource materials, case law, statutory material, legal commentary, etc for Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The British Library does not subscribe. URL: http://www.lawafrica.com
Laws of Kenya
|CSC.98/7||1962 + supplements to 1971/74|
CSC.98/8 1964- [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]
CSC.135/2 1961-1990. [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]
Issued as a legislative supplement to the Kenya Gazette.
Monthly economic review - Central Bank of Kenya
Available on the Bank's website from 2008 at http://www.centralbank.go.ke/index.php/2012-09-21-11-52-54/publications. Consists of a statistical review of economic conditions of the country. Includes important economic events of Kenya .
Official report - Kenya. National Assembly. House of Representatives.
See Taarifa rasmi
Official Report - Kenya. National Assembly. Senate.
Holdings: Bound volumes 1-7 (1963-1966).
Report of Debates.
Report of the Public Investments Committee on the accounts of state corporations - Kenya. National Assembly. The Committee.
Holdings: 8th (2000)-
Holdings: 1955-1997 [Unbound parts. Incomplete.]
Holdings: 1957-1963. [Bound volumes.]
Proclamations, rules and regulations
Current issue: OPL.967.6200212
CSC.110/14. Another copy of 1955-58, then: 1963-77; 1979- 80; 1982-91; 1994-96; 1998-
Includes land and climate, population and vital statistics, national accounts, external trade, finance and public finance, transport, public health, education, labour force and prices. There are explanatory notes at the beginning of each chapter.
Taarifa rasmi - Baraza la Taifa
Debates in Swahili.
Official report - Kenya . National Assembly. House of Representatives
Asian and African Studies enquiries
The British Library
96 Euston Road
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7873
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7641