Yiaku Laikipiak Trust (YLT) was founded in the year 2000 and officially registered in the year 2003. Since inception, YLT’s long term priority is the revival of Yiaku language, Protection of Mukogodo Forest, Indigenous Knowledge and livelihood support for the Yiaku people.The Yiaku People are a Cushitic tribe that migrated from Ethiopia in 14th Century and settled in Mukogodo Forest in Laikipia North District in Kenya. The Yiaku People are a minority indigenous community with a population of less than 4,000 people.
To promote and protect the fundamental rights of Yiaku People and eliminate retrogressive traditional harmful practices.
To protect the Mukogodo Forest Ecosystem and promote livelihood activities.
To document Yiaku language and culture by way elicitation sessions hence intergenerational transfer of language and culture from the elderly to the youth.
Mukogodo is our life not simply a source of livelihood"