About us

LEHA was formed in the year 2015 and registered under the name LEHA self-help group. LEHA was formed due to concerns from the rural LBQ community in Mount Kenya region for they were being left out in important happenings which included but not limited to less involvement in the movement building and participation. LBQ persons in these region faced a lot of incidents which included corrective rape, physical and verbal assault, denial of entry to recreational spaces, unlawful dismissals from employment, unlawful evictions, expulsion from schools as well as neglect and ostracization by family members and supportive structures. This is due to the fact that most of the LBQ were/are not affiliates of any group because they were/are in the closest and inactive thus making it very hard to access services, opportunities, recognition in case of any emergencies as well as inadequate access to information regarding health and rights of the LGBTIQ persons in Kenya.

Our Mission

To promote the comprehensive well being of LBQ persons in Mt Kenya region by conducting research and generating information, offering empowerment, engaging in Advocacy efforts, facilitating the health services and ensuring their safety and security.

Our Vision

To ensure LBQ persons are healthy empowered safe and represented

LEHA’s Core Values

The top reasons for you to join us
We are efficient, transparent and responsibly apply resources entrusted to us for optimal benefits to our beneficiaries.
We consistently live for our commitments and hold ourselves to the highest level of moral and ethical uprightness and honesty
We put forth our personal and professional best to deliver to the satisfaction of the set and maintain the gold standard
We are passionate about our mission and vision, we go beyond the call to deliver that supersedes our beneficiaries and partners expectations.
We are trailblazers, we boldly take leadership on new frontiers and question the status quo and undertake change where need be.
Alexia Kagendo
Kagendo is an African, Kenyan gender non-conforming queer person who is among the founders of LEHA.
Suzan Mwende
Advocacy Officer
I am a gender non-conforming person who is self motivated, assertive and passionate about human rights.
Qarol Wanjugu
Program Manager
Carol Wanjugu is a female lesbian, pansexual Kenyan. She has great passion for working for the LBQ community..
Wanjiku Njenga
Communication Person
My name is Wanjiku Njenga(Shakes)The communication person of LEHA SELF GROUP. 
Njeri Gathogo
Finance Manager
A mother and  Queer Human Rights Activist  working with LBQ and GNC persons in Mt. Kenya region since 2015.
Wanjiku Mburu
I am a Human Rights Defender, Mental Health Activist and a Yoga practitioner. .