An employer allegedly killed a Pinay domestic helper in Kuwait.
The Department of Foreign Affairs learned the incident recently as it condemns the ongoing attacks on domestic workers from the Philippines in Kuwait.
According to a report, the DFA did not elaborate, but it said that the Filipino domestic worker was allegedly murdered by his boss’s wife.
In the wake of the incident, the DFA summoned Kuwait’s ambassador to the Philippines to protest the apparent lack of protection for Filipino domestic helpers from their employers’ abuse.
“Ang patuloy na mga insidente ng karahasan at pang-aabuso sa mga domestic worker na Pilipina sa Kuwait ay paglabag sa diwa ng kasunduang nilagdaan noong Mayo 2018 na naghahangad na itaguyod at pangalagaan ang kanilang kapakanan,” the DFA said in its statement.
(The ongoing incidents of violence and abuse among Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait are a violation of the spirit of the agreement signed in May 2018 seeking to promote and protect their welfare.)
The Philippine government called for full transparency in the investigation into the case and urged Kuwait to ensure that those responsible for the killings would be immediately held accountable.
Employer kills Pinay domestic helper in Kuwait
According to some local newspapers in Kuwait, the Criminal Investigations Department staff detained the unnamed Kuwaiti for extensive interrogation here following the death of the Filipina domestic helper at Al-Sabah Hospital.
Security sources say that the Kuwaiti and his wife were taken into custody because their helper sustained bruises and wounds in her body.
According to security forces, the Kuwaiti born in 1971 and working for the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) brought his 26-year-old helper to the hospital for treatment but died. Hospital staff reported the incident to the police because the victim had bruises and body wounds.
The Kuwaiti source told investigators that, when he returned home, he saw the Filipina in pathetic condition and just wanted to help. He did not know if her wife and the helper had quarreled. As a result, his wife was also detained at the Sulaibikhat Police Station for interrogation.