Counter Human Trafficking Trust-East Africa (CHTEA) is a sub-regional Non-State agency based in Nairobi, Kenya. It was founded in 2006  to help rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate victims of human trafficking in East Africa. CHTEA works closely with other like-minded partners toward eradicating  Human Trafficking in its counties of operations.

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.

A world free from human exploitation and trafficking and prosecution of the perpetrators.

To create a trafficking-free environment through advocacy, lobbying and reintegration, and rehabilitation of human trafficking victims.

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.


Our 4Ps of combating Human Trafficking

  • Prevention- Awareness-Raising, Training, and capacity building
  • Protection-Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • Partnerships- Partnerships and networking
  • Prosecution-Advocacy and Lobbying