About Us!


We envision a future where empowered Ogiek Indigenous youth are agents of positive change, leading their communities towards a more equitable and sustainable future.


To empower and advocate for the indigenous Ogiek youth, promoting their rights and well-being.


Tirap means “safe haven”

Tirap Youth Trust(TYT) formally Ogiek Youth Council(OYC) is an association of Indigenous Ogiek youth drawn from six counties inhabited by Ogiek in Kenya, namely Baringo, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Narok, and Kericho.
TYT was founded in 2019 and registered in 2022 as an association. It was formed by a group of youth with an aim to provide a platform for empowering, mentoring, and championing the rights of Indigenous Ogiek youth.


  1. Promote the recognition and identity of indigenous peoples’ culture
  2. Uniting the Ogiek Youth and bringing them together
  3. Gender and Youth Empowerment
  4. Championing for land and natural resources rights.
  5. Environmental Protection

Core Values

Gender and Diversity

We recognize the need of reflecting on and promoting respect for gender and diversity concerns in our work.


We strive to achieve unity among our populations

Respect for Human Rights

TYC recognizes human rights legal instruments and will not dispute or violate these rights under any circumstances.



We take responsibility towards the public and society and take ownership of all activities undertaken by us.

Tirap Youth

Tirap Youth Trust


Nyamakoroto House 2nd Floor, Room 210. Nakuru.
Phone: +254742602044


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