DUBAI – Dubai police are coordinating with the Kenyan government in their search for a woman from that African country who left behind her five-month-old infant boy with an Ethiopian maid in an apartment hotel in the emirate.
Al Qusais police station director Col. Yousuf Al Adidi said they received a report about the maid who had been staying in the apartment hotel with the baby whose mother has not returned after more than a week.
The apartment-hotel’s management called the police after failing to collect rent for the apartment unit.
According to the maid, the child’s mother left eight days ago but did not return anymore, adding that the mother would leave them for a day or two in the past but would always come back.
The housemaid also said the baby is suffering from breathing problems. The infant has been turned over to the custody of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children.
The child’s birth certificate stated he was born at the GMC Hospital and the father is an American national who left the UAE in 2015. Al Adidi said, “We contacted the US consulate and waited the father to respond but he denied that the boy is his son. He sent his reply through the consulate.”
Al Adidi also said the housemaid was hired by the mother in exchange for money and was staying in the country illegally.
“It’s a case of negligence by the mother who used to consume alcohol and neglected her son. The housemaid was staying illegally in the country but waited with the boy and refused to leave him. The maid tried to contact the mother many times but the phone was off,” Al Adidi said.
The Kenyan mother has left the UAE through the Dubai International Airport and returned to her country, police learned.
The maid, meanwhile, has been deported by authorities. GAC/Expat Media