We need solutions: Family of safety guard who died at FIFA World Cup stadium in Qatar

We need solutions: Family of safety guard who died at FIFA World Cup stadium in Qatar
We need solutions: Family of safety guard who died at FIFA World Cup stadium in Qatar

The household of a safety guard who handed away whereas performing his duties on the Lusail Stadium in Qatar for the World Cup is on the lookout for explanations and hopes to get help in returning the physique of the 24-year-old to his native Kenya.


Doha,UPDATED: Dec 14, 2022 23:10 IST

Lusail Stadium will host the FIFA World Cup 2022 remaining on December 18 (AP Photo)

By Reuters: The household of a safety guard who died whereas on obligation on the World Cup’s Lusail Stadium in Qatar are searching for solutions and hope to obtain assist to return the physique of the 24-year-old to his homeland, Kenya, they stated on Wednesday.

John Njau Kibue suffered a severe fall on Dec. 10, event organisers the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy stated in a press release on Wednesday.

They added that medical groups instantly attended the scene and offered emergency remedy earlier than he was transferred to Hamad Medical Hospital’s intensive care unit through ambulance.

“We remorse to announce that, regardless of the efforts of the medical group, he sadly handed away in hospital on Tuesday 13 December, after being within the intensive care unit for 3 days,” the assertion stated.

“His subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable. We ship our honest condolences to his household, colleagues and associates throughout this tough time.”

Kibue’s household in Kenya are hoping to obtain extra than simply condolences, nonetheless, as they proceed to attend for the corporate he labored for to elucidate what actually occurred.

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“For us as a household – positively, we wish some solutions. And if doable, we wish for them to facilitate the return of the physique,” Samuel Njau, John’s uncle, instructed Reuters, referring to the Qatari authorities and the corporate Kibue labored for.

That firm, Al Sraiya Security Services, has not communicated with the household formally nor defined what occurred, Njau stated.

“It has been so unlucky and devastating for us as a household,” Njau stated.

The 24-year-old Kibue had been working in Qatar for slightly over a yr within the hopes of incomes sufficient cash to assist his household.

His household shared photos of a smiling Kibue, an Argentina fan, posing for photos on the Argentina v Netherlands match. He fell to his loss of life after that recreation, his uncle stated.

Qatar has lengthy been a well-liked vacation spot for Kenyan migrant employees.

Last yr, Malcolm Bidali, a Kenyan safety guard in Qatar who blogged about poor working situations there, was detained and accused of spreading disinformation earlier than being launched.

The World Cup organisers stated they’re investigating the circumstances resulting in Kibue’s fall “as a matter of urgency” and would supply additional info pending the result of the investigation.

“We will even make sure that his household obtain all excellent dues and monies owed,” the assertion added.

Last week, Qatar launched a piece security investigation into the loss of life of a Filipino following reviews that the person died whereas working at a coaching web site in the course of the World Cup.

Journalists Khalid al-Misslam, Roger Pearce and Grant Wahl have additionally died whereas overlaying the World Cup, the primary to be held within the Middle East.

The World Cup remaining will probably be staged on the Lusail Stadium on Sunday, with Argentina going through the winners of the semi-final between France and Morocco being performed in a while Wednesday.

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