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Kakamega girls are Identical twins,DNA results shows


Kakamega girls, Sharon Mitekwa and Melon Lutenyo who have like-for-like physical features, are biological sisters, a DNA test report from Lancet shows.

“They share identical DNA profiles, with the 23 allelic loci tested show 100% perfect match, which is consistent with the two being biologically twins,” says Lancet Kenya in their report released Saturday.

Ms Mitekwa lives in Kangemi, Nairobi with Angeline Onyango, who was originally deemed to be her mother, whereas Ms Lutenyo resides in Kakamega with her biological mum, Rosemary Onyango.

The twins were separated from each other at birth in 1999 at Kakamega County Referral Hospital.

The other originally perceived twin sister of Melon, Mevis Imbaya, is the biological child of Kangemi-based woman Angeline.