Kuwait: Expats to be deported for illegal barbecuing

Published:  29 Dec at 3 PM
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Expatriates in Kuwait will be deported if they are caught barbecuing in non-allocated places, announced the municipal council.

Spokesman Ahmad Al Saubaih said that a plan had been put in place with the interior ministry to ensure that all foreigners who broke municipal laws, such as barbecuing in public parks or on beaches, would be deported.

He revealed that the municipality had created designated areas in public parks and on beaches where people were permitted to barbecue, but they had also placed bans on other areas. He went on to say, however, that some people continued to barbecue in areas they were not allowed to, causing damage to public facilities and utilities.

In 2012, the municipal council tried to reduce the problem of locals and expats barbecuing in non-designated areas by imposing fines of up to KD300. Those caught had a maximum of two weeks to pay their fines before the case would be taken too court. However, Al Saubaih said that the plan did not seem to work so it was time to introduce more drastic punishments.

According to emergency team leader Riyadh Al Rabie, more than 400 people were fined last year for breaking the barbecue law. He pointed out that in excess of KD30,000 was spent each year to repair the facilities people had damaged while breaking the laws, so the penalties needed to be tougher in order to deter them from doing it in the future.
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