Kenyan Indians Fear More Violence

January 27, 2008


Source: The Times

KENYAN Indians in the port city of Kisumu fear that the post-election unrest that forced them to flee their homes and take refuge in temples may erupt again.

The city, said to be a stronghold of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, has been hard hit by violence and looting since Odinga accused President Mwai Kibaki of rigging the December 27 election .

Speaking from Nairobi, Muljibhai Pindolia, a trustee of the Hindu Council of Kenya, told the Sunday Times Extra: “The Indian community has not been targeted by the violence but has been caught up in the looting, burning of cars and destruction of property.