The Counter Human Trafficking Trust-East Africa (CHTEA) is a sub-regional Non-State Agency registered as a Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. CHTEA is slowly rolling out into all the six East African Member countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan).

Founded in 2006 as a response to an emerging human trafficking dynamic in Kenya and the sub-region of East Africa, the Medical Missionaries of Mary Counter Human Trafficking (MMM CHT) unit started work in the Mukuru slums of Nairobi, Kenya. In the subsequent years, the volume and complexity relating to trafficking in persons grew in leaps and bounds.

Following an evaluation report of 2016; during the ten year anniversary, it was recommended that the future of counter human trafficking work required a more robust institution to engage in more comprehensive programmes and interventions; thus the Counter Human Trafficking Trust- East Africa (CHTEA) was formally registered in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2018 to spearhead this cause. CHTEA has a Board of Trustees as the apex within the governance structure whose key role is policy formulation and overall oversight. A Secretariat headed by a Chief Executive Officer is in place to spearhead implementation and execution of the day to day operations.

As an institution dedicated to the elimination of Trafficking in Persons, CHTEA engages in strategic partnership with others to crush this evil vice from the world.  CHTEA has a strong passion to drive out what is encountered in trafficking of the millions of women, children and men who are enslaved for the sole purpose of amassing billions of wealth by the greedy and inhumane members of the society.

A world free from the shackles of Human Exploitation and the prosecution of every woman or man who dares take up this evil task to the detriment of the most vulnerable in our society.

CHTEA seeks to redefine counter Trafficking in Persons’ (TIP) strategies through promotion of enhanced coordination, capabilities, skills, exposure, research and documentation; while at the same time seeking to offer holistic solutions to victims’ plight and design an arresting intervention for the perpetrators and/or traffickers. Working collaboratively with Government agencies, CHTEA seeks to advocate, train, advice and prepare policy briefs for sub-regional government policy makers as it may apply appropriately in an effort to create a synergized approach towards Trafficking in Persons and other transnational organized crimes.


Dedicated to the elimination and stopping of the human exploitation, CHTEA has various initiatives and active programs through which we respond to the emerging human trafficking problem in Kenya and the sub-region of East Africa.