KUWAIT CITY, Sept 9: Recent statistics released by the Statistic and Research Department at Ministry of Justice revealed that 6,872 marriages were consummated in the first half of this year, and the department recorded 3,846 cases of divorce within the same period, reports Al-Qabas daily.
It indicated the total number of marriages involving Kuwaitis (male and female) was 5,301, while 4,475 marriages were conducted among Kuwaiti men and their female compatriots.
Marriages between Kuwaiti men and expatriate women reached 682 with 144 instances of Kuwaiti men marrying Bedoun women, and marriages consummated between Kuwaiti women and expatriate men were put at 260, while those registered between Kuwaiti women and Bedouns were 54.
However, cases of divorce involving Kuwaitis reached 2,840, while divorce cases between Kuwaiti men and Kuwaiti women reached 2,410.
Also, Kuwaiti men and their expatriate wives divorced in 388 instances and Kuwaiti men divorced their Bedoun wives in 42 cases whereas Kuwaiti women who got divorced from their expatriate husbands were 216, and Kuwaiti women divorcing their Bedoun husbands reached 34 cases.