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DCI takes up Kakamega twin mystery

Identical Kakamega girls get DCI's attention

DCI takes up Kakamega twin puzzle (Nation)

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has asked the parties involved in the Kakamega twin mystery to record statements in order for the probing agency to establish if a crime was committed.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the DCI stated that the report from the families involved will aid the agency in investigating the puzzle which left many wondering if the identical girls were switched at birth.

"The attention of the DCI Kenya has been drawn to the highly publicized story of the Kakamega twin puzzle," the statement read in part.


"We believe the forensic investigation will establish if any criminal act was committed or any mitigating circumstances that may have led to the present status," it further read.

Kemri to sponsor DNA tests

On Wednesday, Kemri said they will fund a DNA test to help the two identical girls, Sharon Mathias and Melon Lutenyo find out if they are blood sisters.

Kemri’s Research and Development director said they would assist the family find out their identity if requested to do so.


Parents of the two 'identical' girls had demanded a DNA test to know whether they are related in a way or not but were quick to add they would accept any outcome.

Melon and her sister Mevies Imbaya are said to have been born on August 15, 1999, while Sharon is reported to have been born at the same hospital two days earlier.


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