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Indians in violence-hit Kenya safe, says govt

Government is monitoring the situation in Kenya which hosts about 75,000 Indians and the High Commission in Nairobi is in touch with the community groups.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2008 21:28 IST

All Indians in Kenya are safe but looting of shops of some of them have been reported in the widespread violence that has rocked the African nation.



Government is monitoring the situation in Kenya which hosts about 75,000 Indians and the High Commission in Nairobi is in touch with the community groups, External Affairs Ministry said in New Delhi on Wednesday.



"There is no report of any person of Indian origin having been subjected to any violence or hurt," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna told reporters in New Delhi amid concerns about safety of the Indian nationals in Kenya in view of the bloody unrest.



He, however, noted that some cases of looting of shops and commercial establishments have been reported.



The Indian High Commission is engaged with the Indian community leaders, including those in other cities like Mombassa, Sarna said.



The spokesman pointed out that the violence was not targeted against Asians or Indians and was a result of the internal situation in Kenya.



Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes amid brutal post-election violence in Kenya that had claimed at least 300 lives by Wednesday and threatens to descend into full-scale tribal conflict.