Muamko Mpya is a Swahili pharse which means “a new dawn”. The organization is a membership organization located in Lamu county, North Coast of Kenya.
Muamko Mpya is a registered Community Based Organization under registration number CSD/HDM/LMU/C.B.O/VOL II/126 under the ministry of gender, culture and social services.
OUR TARGET GROUPS
- Men who have sex with Men (MSM)
- Male sex workers (MSW)
- Persons living with HIV(PLHIV)
providers and security personnel in matters of LGBT and Sex Workers
Our goal is to…(accelerate advocacy efforts for LGBT and sex workers in Lamu county)Our mission is to amplify the unheard voices of marginalized communities by fostering equal
access to services and opportunities through dissemination of appropriate information and technical support to promoting reliable access to justice, health care services, economic empowerment and good governance. Our vision is to fight against spread of HIV/AIDS, increase awareness, provide equal treatment,
sensitization and fight for human rights for marginalized community.
Muamko Mpya Core Values
Muamko Mpya believes in working together for:
Human rights and justice
All Muamko Mpya work based on respect for the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and the rights that follow from this understanding.Transparency and accountability
Muamko Mpya both provides and expects to access clear, accurate and up-to-date information. We are willing to hold ourselves to high standards and seek to hold others to similar standards as the ones we set for ourselves.
Muamko Mpya is committed to development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. By empowering the communities we serve, we believe that the benefits of our work will be enduring.
Cooperation and partnership
We respect the wishes and requirements of the communities we serve, our partners and allies and we endeavor to create a shared voice, working together in a manner that enables us to achieve our shared goals and live our shared values.
Muamko Mpya that peace is about more than the absence of conflict. We strive for concord, harmony and tranquility – a balance of power.
Muamko Mpya CBO objectives are:
To develop an advocacy strategy to influence abolishing of punitive legislation that impede LGBT and Sex Workers rights.
To provide access to paralegal service, mediation, dispute resolution and legal representation for LGBT and Sex Workers.
To promote access to responsive quality health care services, facilities & appropriate information for LGBT and Sex Workers.
To accelerate LGBT and sex work activism through community based approaches and individual capacity building.
To develop a multi-stakeholders violence response mechanism to ensure security for LGBT and sex workers.
Geographical coverage is Lamu Town, Shella, Mokowe and Mpeketoni.
Muamko Mpya is governed by a board of Managers: the chair, secretary, treasurer and two members. The secretary to the board heads the secretariat that is responsible for the general organizational management and the day to day running of the organization.