A family in Kakamega is awaiting DNA results to determine if their twin girls were separated at birth 19 years ago.
The discovery was made via Facebook when one of the twins found a lookalike’s account and convinced her mother to meet her.
The mother admitted that she delivered twins at Kakamega Hospital via cesarean section and the babies were incubated due to low birth weight but was surprised to find that they were not identical.
Her daughter’s look-alike was interestingly delivered at the same hospital a day later.
SWITCHED AT BIRTH?
The family is now suspecting that one of the twins was switched at birth.
“Sasa mwenzangu ananiambia wakati watoto walikaa huko miezi mbili wamama vile wananyonyeshanga usiku ni kama mama alitoa mtoto kwa sanduku yangu akaweka kwa yake ndio mtoto akatoka amefanana,” the twin girl’s mother told KTN.
The twin girls urged the hospital to help clear the doubts and if found guilty of switching them at birth compensate them.
“Kama sisi ni ma-sister, Kakamega general watakuwa wametukosea sana kwa sababu watakuwa wametutenganisha na kila mtu ameishi maisha sio yake,” one twin said.
“Siezi sema mamangu ni mwizi na angekuwa ameniiba angekuwa amenitesa,” the other twin said.
But the other mother disputed the claims saying:
“Watu hufanana dunia hii. Nilitoka na mtoto msichana hospitali hadi kwa boma, itawezekana aje kuwa mimi nimeiba?”
The family is now awaiting DNA to confirm if the twins were switched at birth.