KUWAIT, Feb 7 (KUNA) -- Since the formation of the first government in
Kuwait's history, on January 17, 1962, nine ministers headed the Interior
The first interior minister was late Father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah
Al-Salem Al-Sabah who remained in office until January 28, 1963.
When the third government was formed on December 6, 1964, Sheikh Saad
became both interior minister and defense minister and held the two posts
until the formation of the ninth government on September 6, 1976.
On February 16, 1978, and upon the formation of the 10th government, His
Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was appointed as
acting interior minister, in addition to his posts as deputy prime minister
and foreign minister.
According to the ministerial shuffle made on March 19, 1978, His Highness
the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah headed the ministry.
Upon the formation of the 11th government, on March 4, 1981, Sheikh Nawaf
was appointed once again as interior minister, a post he held until the
formation of the 13th government on July 12, 1986.
On January 26, 1988, late Sheikh Salem Sabah Al-Salem was appointed
interior minister according to a cabinet reshuffle.
He headed the ministry until the formation of the 14th government on June
The 15th government was formed on April 20, 1991. At that time, Sheikh
Ahmad Al-Homoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah became interior minister and remained in
office until the 16th government formation on October 17, 1992.
On April 13, 1994, Sheikh Ali Sabah Al-Salem was appointed as interior
minister according to a cabinet reshuffle.
When the 17th government was formed, on October 15, 1996, Sheikh Mohammad
Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah became the head of the ministry.
On July 13, 2003, when the 21st government was formed, the post was held by
His Highness Sheikh Nawaf along with his appointment as deputy prime minister.
Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah became first deputy prime minister,
defense minister, and interior minister on February 9, 2006, at the time of
the formation of the 22nd government.
According to the cabinet reshuffle made on October 28, 2007, Lt. Gen.
Sheikh Jaber Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
On Sunday, February 6, the resignation of Sheikh Jaber was accepted and
Sheikh Ahmad Homoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was appointed as deputy prime minister
and interior minister.
The Interior Ministry is responsible of preserving security, order, and
stability in the state, in addition to protecting citizens, and preventing
The ministry manages prisons and traffic, monitors the state's borders,
executed civil defense activities in the times of peace and war, organizes the
affairs of mayors, and supervises elections. (end)
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