Woman found liv­ing in the desert with two daugh­ters

Trio taken to so­cial care home

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi KUWAIT: Cap­tain Fa­had Al-Mukaimi from the Hawally Fire Sta­tion re­turn to Kuwait Satur­day night af­ter spend­ing the past few months in Ger­many for treat­ment from in­juries he sus­tained while tack­ling a blaze last July. Se­nior Kuwait Fire

KUWAIT: Min­is­ter of So­cial Af­fairs and La­bor and Min­is­ter of State for Eco­nomic Af­fairs Hind Al-Subaih or­dered the ex­am­i­na­tion of a Kuwaiti woman found liv­ing in a tent with her two daugh­ters in the Nuwaiseeb desert. The woman used to work for the in­te­rior min­istry and was ex­pelled for ab­sen­teeism. The woman’s so­cial al­lowance has been sus­pended since 2004. Re­ports about a woman liv­ing alone in the desert with her daugh­ters had gone vi­ral on so­cial me­dia, and the so­cial af­fairs min­istry con­firmed the re­ports to be true yes­ter­day. It ar­ranged for the woman and her daugh­ters to be taken to a so­cial care home. How­ever, af­ter pre­par­ing a tem­po­rary res­i­dence for her, it was dis­cov­ered that the woman is suf­fer­ing from men­tal ill­ness, so she was sent to the psy­chi­atric dis­eases hospi­tal, while her daugh­ters are be­ing med­i­cally ex­am­ined.

Jaber Hospi­tal

The Supreme Plan­ning Coun­cil’s As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Bader AlRefa’e said that 98 per­cent of Jaber Hospi­tal is ready, and the fa­cil­ity will be handed over as per the Min­istry of Pub­lic Works’ re­ports. Refa’e vis­ited the site yes­ter­day es­corted by the min­istry’s as­sis­tant un­der­sec­re­taries, and told re­porters that the visit was part of a se­ries of vis­its to sites where de­vel­op­ment projects are be­ing car­ried out to check work progress, and to over­come any pos­si­ble ob­sta­cles in collaboration with rel­e­vant gov­ern­ment bod­ies. Refa’e added that his team re­cently vis­ited the new air­port, Al-Zour re­fin­ery and other projects.

Mean­while, the min­istry’s road en­gi­neer­ing sec­tor an­nounced the launch of a new phase of the Ja­mal Ab­dul Nasser Road de­vel­op­ment project and said that Min­is­ter Ab­dur­rah­man Al-Mutawa gave or­ders to lengthen the road by nine kilo­me­ters more. Mutawa said that the project is one of the largest in­fra­struc­ture ven­tures con­structed in collaboration with a con­sor­tium com­pris­ing of the Arab Of­fice and Louis Berger at a to­tal cost of KD 242.42 mil­lion. He added that the project is sched­uled to be com­pleted by mid-2018.

Fa­tal crash

A 41-year-old ci­ti­zen was killed af­ter los­ing con­trol over his ve­hi­cle, which turned over on Fifth Ring Road near Bayan Palace.


The ad­min­is­tra­tive court yes­ter­day or­dered the sus­pen­sion and can­cel­la­tion of Al-Sed­diq Co-op So­ci­ety’s board elec­tions, which were set to be held to­day, be­cause of sus­pi­cions of forgery in can­di­dates’ reg­is­tra­tion. Mean­while, con­sumer pro­tec­tion and com­mer­cial in­spec­tion teams foiled an at­tempt to forge the pro­duc­tion coun­try of Pak­istani pota­toes af­ter re-bag­ging and la­bel­ing them as Le­banese pota­toes in or­der to sell them for higher prices. The potato ship­ment was seized at the veg­etable mar­ket.

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