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.