In a joint operation by the High Commission of India in Nairobi and the Kenyan police, 7 Nepali and 3 Indian girls have been rescued from Mombasa, Kenya.
The girls were victims of an organised crime syndicate that indulged in trafficking of girls. Seven Nepalese girls were also rescued. Their passports and phones were taken and they were held captive in Mombasa,” Swaraj tweeted.
Officials in Kathmandu said they were closely following the matter in coordination with Nepali diplomats in South Africa. Nepal’s Ambassador to South Africa Amrit Bahadur Rai told the Post that the mission was working with Nepal’s Honorary Consulate in Nairobi.
“The rescued girls are in contact with our mission in Kenya. The consulate office will do everything necessary to help the Nepali girls,” said Ambassador Rai. The mission was preparing to help those who want to return home.
“Some want to go back to Nepal while others want to stay on for work. We’ll be supporting those who want to go back to Nepal. For the remaining ones, we’ll make sure their working environment is safe from exploitation before they go back to work,” said Rai.