TM:There is an immense footprint left by the colonial power in the state of libraries in Kenya; McMillan Library in Nairobi stands out in timeless Victorian architecture only speaking of the immense power colonial settlers had. It is then out of the bark of that power that we are able to enjoy today the McMillan Library out of the wit of the founder William Northup McMillan who had the library protected by an Act of Parliament.
When the final story of the McMillan Memorial Library is written, it will be about a person - William Northrup McMillan — who bequeathed part of his wealth to the citizens of Nairobi — and had it protected by an Act of Parliament. That was the work of a genius.
The question then becomes on whether this influence on matters the library as an institution stems to influence the content readers are exposed to in the library's inventory. Further examination is necessary to review the content level in the library shelves.