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Corruption, fraud sees rise

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14 cases for probe in 3 months

KUWAIT CITY, April 7: According to the statistics issued by the Public Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) 14 reports of corruption have referred to the Public Prosecution since the beginning of January 2020 until March 31, 2021, reports Al-Rai daily. Two of these reports, the daily says, are related to the Kuwait Oil Company (suspicion of wilful damage and facilitating the theft of public money and the suspicion of embezzlement of public money) the third of Kuwait Swimming Federation (suspicion of embezzlement), and the fourth of the General Secretariat of Endowments (suspicion of intentional damage to public money).

This is in addition to other reports concerning Public Authority for Applied Education (suspicion of forgery), and another report related to the Kuwait Club for the Deaf (suspicion of forgery), and two another related to the Ministry of Works (suspicion of profiteering and illicit gain). The list also includes a report related to the Ministry of Health (suspicion of embezzlement and facilitating the appropriation of public money and profiteering), the National Center for Education Development (suspicion of embezzlement and facilitation of the appropriation of public money), the El-Ayoun Girls Sports Club (suspicion of forgery), and the Ministry of Education (suspicious of forgery) and he intentional harm to public money), the Amiri Diwan (suspicion of facilitating embezzlement of public money), the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (suspicion of intentional harm to public money), and the Kuwait Municipality (suspicion of forgery).

According to this statistics, suspicions of facilitating the appropriation of public money, deliberate damage to public money and forgery topped the corruption cases referred by the authority to the Public Prosecution with a rate of 28.5 percent each, with the suspicion of embezzlement of public money coming next with a percentage of 21.4 percent.

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