Couple mercilessly beaten after burying two coffins claiming their twins had died

Bizarre turn of events as couple claims to have lost twins

Coffins Homa Bay couple used to bury dolls claiming that their twins had died (Nation)

A couple in Homa Bay county was mercilessly beaten by neighbours and relatives after they faked the burial of their twins.

Relatives were outraged after discovering that the two - Beryl Akinyi and Benson Onyango - had placed dolls in two coffins and hurriedly performed a burial ceremony under the guise that their twins had died shortly after birth two weeks ago.

Police were forced to intervene and rescue the two who were later taken to Mbita Police Station as police begin investigations.

"Did the woman fake pregnancy to please her husband and lied to him that she gave birth to twins, but the babies dies? Or did they conspire to sell the twins after birth?" a police officer involved in the investigations pondered.

Details do not add up

Relatives told police that they got suspicious with the couple two weeks ago when the woman claimed to have reported to Homa Bay County Hospital to give birth and was allegedly referred to Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu within 30 minutes.

Both hospitals have since denied receiving a woman by the name Beryl Akinyi.

Beryl later claimed that she had been referred to Kenyatta National Hospital because her pregnancy had developed further complications.

On Tuesday, however, after telling relatives that the twins she had birthed had both passed away Beryl asked her husband to meet her at the Kabunde Airstrip with coffins for the twins.

Workers at the airstrip stated that they did not see her at the airstrip but the couple proceeded to bury coffins with dolls inside later in the day.

Relatives who were not allowed to view the bodies later raised questions and decide to exhume the buried coffins.

Homa Bay Police Commander Esther Seroney told reporters that the woman will first be examined at a hospital to determine whether she gave birth.

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