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Securitymen arrest man sentenced to 2-year jail over KD 0.5m fraud case – Call to intensify inspection campaigns to tackle phenomenon of children begging

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 21: A wanted Kuwaiti citizen who is involved in 14 cases and was sentenced to two-year imprisonment for financial fraud of half million dinars was arrested in Ahmadi. According to security sources, Ahmadi securitymen were patrolling the area when they suspected the vehicle and ordered the driver to pull over.

When they asked for his identification documents, he said he did not have any. However, they managed to retrieve his details and discovered that he is a Kuwaiti citizen who is wanted by law for several cases and was sentenced to imprisonment for one of them. He was arrested and referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti citizen was arrested for non-payment of KD 3,500 to a car rental company.

Need to tackle ‘begging’: Scores of citizens and expatriates have expressed their resentment at a distinct phenomenon which is fast spreading in Kuwait of children begging for alms near cafés and other popular places. It is known fact begging instills a negative behavior in the young which sets in early and which is the root cause they tend to depend for their survival by begging and refusing to work.

The concerned authorities are called up to intensify inspection campaigns and hold the parents and guardians responsible for this unhealthy practice. They pointed out that there are a lot of charity committees in the country that can help the needy. Therefore this silly phenomenon must stop because it paints a negative picture of Kuwait and harms its reputation

By Meshal Al-Sanousi and Najeh Bilal Al-Seyassah Staff

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