Bachelors in Kuwait face new crackdown

Power to 13 homes cut, block on 64 properties

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KUWAIT CITY, May 2: Engineer Muhammad Al-Mutairi, Director of the Capital Governorate Municipality, stated that following the directives of Engineer Saud Al-Dabbous, the Director-General of the Kuwait Municipality, the municipal teams assigned to address the issue of single individuals living in family-oriented areas were given full support, reports Al-Rai daily. This effort aimed to curb the negative impact on infrastructure and services caused by this practice. The municipality has cut off electricity to 13 properties in the governorate to address this issue, after completing all required legal procedures in cooperation with the Singles’ Housing Committee, which includes representatives from several governmental bodies like the Ministry of Interior, the Environment Public Authority, the Ministry of Electricity, Water, and Renewable Energy, the Public Authority for Manpower, and the Ministry of Public Works. Al-Mutairi noted that these actions were taken in response to complaints from citizens, totaling 236.

Municipality inspectors entering a bachelors accommodation in a model housing area for families

The municipality issued 236 warnings under Decree No. 125 of 1992, which prohibits non-families from living in private and model housing areas. The municipality found that 54 properties were occupied by bachelors, while 197 were occupied by families. There were 54 official records of single housing, 50 instances of electricity being cut off, 85 evictions, 13 records of building violations under Ministerial Resolution No. 206 of 2009, 34 cases of voluntary removal of building violations, and 64 properties with blocks placed on them. Al-Mutairi commended the efforts of the committee and the field teams and encouraged the public to report any cases of single individuals living in private or model housing areas through the municipality’s website (, WhatsApp (24727732), the Kuwait Municipality’s eBaladia app, or by visiting the citizen service department at the Capital Governorate building in the Shuwaikh Industrial Area.

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