KUWAIT: A 24-year-old Kuwaiti woman was allegedly killed by the family’s maid at her home in Andalus yesterday. The maid, an Ethiopian, slit the throat of the woman, Fatima Al-Otaibi, while she was sleeping. She then tried to commit suicide by also slitting her throat.
The victim’s body was recovered and the assailant was sent to Sabah Hospital. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the young Kuwaiti woman worked as an investigator at the Ministry of Interior. The maid was planning to travel to her home country within a week’s time after the family had booked her a ticket. There was no immediate information available on the motive behind the attack.
Kuwait has witnessed several similar violent attacks in recent years. In March 2014, an Ethiopian domestic worker stabbed her employer’s teenage daughter to death in Sulaibikhat. Twenty-two year-old Rabiya Mahmoud stabbed 19-year-old Seham Al-Shemmari, daughter of former Kuwaiti national football team defender Hmoud Flaiteh Al-Shemmari, while she slept. Mahmoud was later sentenced to death. In 2011, an Ethiopian maid killed a 25-year-old Kuwaiti woman Aisha Al-Failakawi.