Our strategic direction

Our 2022 - 2026 Strategic Focus Areas

Pillar 1
Social Component

This pillar AIMS to support positive and meaningful youth inclusion in; Interfaith
Peace-building, Gender Justice & Inter-generational cohesion initiatives

Pillar 2
Economic Component

This pillar AIMS to promote youth access to sustainable economic, livelihoods and employment opportunities through training and linkages to labour markets.

Pillar 3
Governance Component

This pillar AIMS to promote youth participation in political and governance processes through civic engagement, human rights defense and social accountability.

Pillar 4
Health Component

This pillar AIMS to support advancement of quality and affordable health services and information to Adolescents, Youth, women and Marginalized groups.


The Kenya Muslim Youth Alliance (KMYA) is an independent not for profit national youth network founded in November 2003, with a mandate to empower young Muslims through constructive engagement and participation in nurturing democratic, healthy, peaceful and just societies for all.

KMYA’s goals are accomplished through research, trainings and capacity-building, advocacy, networking and alliance building, dialogue, health programs, communication and media engagement.  

Our Approach

KMYA appreciates the fact that Muslim youth in Kenya require specific programs that are designed for their special needs in order to facilitate acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes that would enable them cope with the demands of the changing world without compromising their Islamic faith. We implement our programs in an (all inclusive multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral approach) across the various thematic areas. We have broad membership of community based organizations as well as individual members that cut across the religious and institutional divide. 


Management structure

The organization is served by a professional and competent team of nine Board members with proven abilities and passion for youth development and well-being. The organization is headed by its Chief executive officer who oversees its countrywide operations with the support of the top managers heading various departments key among them being Programs, Finance and Administration and ICT. At the various counties that we operate (Currently operating in 7 counties), KMYA operations are headed by the various regional coordinators who report directly to the programs manager. KMYA management structure and operational vision captures the aspiration of the organization for positive change in the lives of its target group i.e.

"The potential of the marginalized Muslim youth is nurtured, positively harnessed and transformed for positive contribution in the Kenyan society."

All our regional offices have fully fledged functional offices with staff serving at various capacities including;

  • Program activity implementation.
  • Finance and administration.
  • Research.
  • Field activities


KMYA envisions that the potential of Muslim youth is nurtured, positively harnessed and transformed for positive contribution to the Kenyan society

Core Values

  1. Respect for Islamic tenets.
  2. Democratic governance and management
  3. Justice, honesty and caring engagement.
  4. Stability and social sustainability.
  5. Transparency and accountability in our engagements.
  6. Holistic, participatory, integrated and result-oriented approach
  7. Gender equity and full enjoyment of human rights by all especially the minorities and marginalised.


Our membership include;

  • Community based organizations
  • Learning institutions
  • Individual youth and community members


To contribute to the realization of healthy and thriving communities governed through democratic governance grounded in the rule of law, cultural and religious diversity, peaceful co-existence, stability, and attainment of sustainable, just and equitable development among youth in Kenya in support of the country’s development agenda.

Physical Presence

  1. Nakuru
  2. Mombasa
  3. Garissa
  4. Kakamega
  5. Lamu
  6. Tana River
  7. Kilifi
  8. Kwale
  9. Taita Taveta
  10. Isiolo
  11. Wajir
  12. Mandera
  13. Nairobi -(This is the organization headquarters)
We recognize the need to let comunities lead in designing and implementing interventions that respond to their unique challenges—which is why we enjoy entrenched community support in our engagements.

Our Partners