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‘Kiki’ dance challenge forbidden by law and religion – Participating in this challenge could lead to 3 months jail term and KD 100 fine

KUWAIT CITY, July 24: The ‘Kiki’ dance challenge, which has reached Kuwait, is forbidden by law and religion, reports Al-Rai daily. Religious scholars, psychologists and securitymen have warned about the dangers of the challenge — dancing to the tune of the new song of Canadian singer Drake entitled, “In my Feelings”.

The lyrics include the following: “Kiki , do you love me?” Member of Fatwa Board in Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Ahmad Al-Haji Al-Kurdi stressed this phenomenon is illegal and it endangers the lives of others. Dean of the College of Social Sciences at Kuwait University Dr Hamoud Al-Qasha’an called for a comprehensive public awareness campaign to tackle the issue.

Captain Abdullah Bu Hassan from the Interior Ministry pointed out that engaging in this dance challenge could lead to payment of KD100 fine and imprisonment for three months once the case is referred to the court.

In addition, Al-Shahid daily has reported that Director General of Public Relations and Security Media General Department in the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Tawheed Al-Kandari has affirmed that the ‘Kiki’ dance challenge video clip, which went viral on social media, is a violation of the Traffic Law. Under such circumstances, the vehicle will be impounded and a citation will be issued to the motorist, he added.

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