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Couple leaves kids unattended after fight
KUWAIT CITY, May 27: The First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled has issued instructions to not renew the residency of an Egyptian couple and their six children and to grant them temporary residency until the end of the academic year, after which they are to be deported, reports Al-Anba daily. He took this decision after receiving a report from the community authorities about domestic disputes between the couple, which led the husband to leave his wife and six children, and stay with one of his friends without leaving any means of sustenance for his family. It reached such an extent that two of his children would take turns going to school in order to take care of an infant who is less than three months old.
According to a security source, one of the children called the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior, and said her parents left her with her five siblings without food and that they were hungry and did not find anything to eat for two days. The Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major General Abdullah Al-Rajeeb was immediately informed. He issued instructions that the six children be taken to the police station and provided with meals.
The community authorities, who took care of the children, were notified, and the father was summoned. He revealed that he was unemployed as he had been laid off from work and had financial problems, which resulted in disputes with his wife and was eventually forced to leave the marital home four months ago and stay with his friend. He affirmed that he is committed to the expenses of his children, revealing that he pays the tuition fees and the transportation fees for the bus that takes them to and from their school. As for the mother, she said she was no longer able to take care of the children as she had nothing to spend on them, and so she went to stay with her friend.