Family of Kakamega Twins Reveals Next Step After DNA Results

  • Sharon Mathias, Melon Lutenyo and Melvis Imbayi with their mothers during a press conference at Lancet Pathologists offices Facebook
  • The family of Sharon Mitekwa and Melon Luteny has divulged their next step after DNA results showed that the two are identical twins.

    During an interview on KTN, a spokesperson of both families disclosed that they have been having discussions on the matter. 

    She went on to explain that nothing would change the relationship between the two girls or their families.

    Sharon Mathias, Melon Lutenyo and Melvis Imbayi pose for a photo with their mothers

    "Both families are aware that this is a weighty issue. However, we've been in talks since Melon and Sharon first met.

    "We agreed that DNA results would bring us closer and that we would help each other as a family. They still love each other even after the results came out.

    She also revealed that the families would decide on their next course of action after deliberations.

    "We are still thinking about the results and we'll need time. We'll inform you about our next step when the right time comes.

    "We've not involved the police. We want them to relax and focus on their KCSE exams. That is the most important thing right now," she added.

    However, the parents of the identical twins stated that they would seek legal redress against Kakamega General Hospital for the pain they had caused them.

    The results of a test that had been conducted three months ago by Lancet Kenya showed that the two are identical twins with their mother being Rosemary Khaveveli Onyango.

    "Sharon Mitekwa and Melon Lutenyo share identical DNA profiles with the 23 allelic loci tested show 100% perfect match, which is consistent with the two being biologically identical twins," a statement from Lancet Pathologists reads in part.

    It was, however, established that Melon and Sharon are not related to Mevis Imbayi

    The three girls had traveled to Nairobi on Friday to receive the tests.

    Sharon and Melon were born at the current Kakamega County Referral Hospital in 1999 but lived separately all their lives.

    Melon was raised in Likuyani, Kakamega County while Sharon was raised in Kangemi, Nairobi County.

    Rosemary, who had been staying with Melon had earlier stated Sharon was also her biological daughter.

    Watch the video below courtesy of KTN