The mystery surrounding two identical girls who suspect they were separated at birth in 1999 will soon come to a closure as their prayer for a DNA test has been answered.
This was after their plea caught the attention of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), which said it will fund the DNA testing process if requested to do so.
According to a report by The Standard, Kemri’s Research and Development director said the matter has raised a lot of interest and should be sorted out to help the families settle in peace.
“This is a matter of public interest, and to bring it to closure for the interested parties Kemri will be willing to offer DNA services if requested,” said Sam Kariuki.
This comes after Melon and Sharon requested the matter be settled so they can focus on their studies as they are both Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates.
Sharon studies at Shikoti Girls High School while Melon is at Kongoni Secondary School which are both in Kakamega County.
“We are appealing to any well-wisher out there who is willing to fund us to do so before we open school for the second term. We want to be at peace after knowing our identities,” said Sharon.
“It is also our wish that before and after the DNA, we will get professional counsellors to help us cope with the outcome,” she added.
Their meeting came 19 years after their mothers gave birth to them at Kakamega Provincial General Hospital, now Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital.
Prior report by TUKO.co.ke shows Rosemary Onyango gave birth to twin girls at the health facility two days after Angeline Omina delivered her daughter named Sharon in 1999.
The pair was placed in separate incubators and after one week, their mum was discharged and happily raised them not knowing one girl had been mistakenly switched with Angeline’s.
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