The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has weighed in on the story of Kakamega twins whose identity is a puzzle as the identical girls believe they were separated at birth.
Addressing the issue, the DCI has asked the families of the concerned girls to present themselves to the agency’s office in Kakamega.
“The attention of the @DCI_Kenya has been drawn to the highly publicized story of the Kakamega twin puzzle.
“We believe forensic investigation will establish if any criminal act was committed or any mitigating circumstances that may have led to the present status,” the DCI noted.
The DCI seeks to have the families record a report that will aid them in carrying out investigations on the issue.
“We encourage and appeal to the families concerned to please report to #DCI office in Kakamega to facilitate investigations,” they concluded.
DCI’s appeal follows an offer by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), which expressed its willingness to fund the DNA testing process, which the families of the girls were requesting to have.
Prof Sam Kariuki, Research and Development director stated: “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.”
The two girls, who have a striking resemblance, are believed to have been separated at birth in 1999.
It was until last Tuesday that Sharon Mathias and Melon Lutenyo, reunited in Likuyani, Kakamega County.
Both girls, who are KCSE candidates, have noted that they would like for the matter to be cleared as soon as possible so that they can focus on preparing for their national exams at the end of the year.
Speaking to the media, the twins have also sought the help of professional counselors to offer help for them to cope up with the new reality of their lives.
Additionally, the two mentioned that their parents had also been plunged into a dilemma and are also eager to know their identities.