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Sick camels slaughtered, meat sold to consumers

KUWAIT: The Municipal Council’s Deputy Chairman Meshaal Al-Jowaisri urged Kuwait Municipality to investigate a case involving an expatriate worker who was seen allegedly slaughtering infected and sick camels at Dhaher slaughterhouse, and selling the meat to consumers.

Video footage allegedly showing the man went viral on social media after they were first posted by a citizen who said he witnessed the process. Jowaisri stressed that the expat’s actions constitute a crime, because of the direct impact on consumers’ health. He also wondered whether this happened inside or outside the slaughterhouse and whether the animals had been examined by vets.

“Many citizens purchase camel meat from special vendors. Are these vendors subject to municipality control and inspection?” he wondered, urging the Municipality Director Ahmed Al-Manfouhi to investigate the matter.

Drainage outlets The Environment Public Authority (EPA) warned of manipulating the equipment used to lock rain drainage outlets or attempting to reopen them. EPA had recently locked a number of rain drainage outlets after inspections revealed that they were used in violation of environment protection regulations, particularly in relations with discharging harmful material into the Kuwait Bay. In a press statement, EPA explained that one of its inspectors noticed that one of the devices used in blocking the outlets had been tampered with and warned that those responsible would be held legally accountable.

Suspect acquitted The court of appeals yesterday acquitted a suspect of all charges and cancelled a first instance verdict sentencing him to seven years with labor, repaying KD 24,000 he had embezzled, fining him twice as much and dismissal from his job. Notably, the suspect had been accused of forging his IDs and claiming to be a Kuwaiti citizen and a public servant, and embezzling the sum mentioned above.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi

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