Kakamega twins vow not to sue hospital where they were separated at birth


Kakamega twins vow not to sue hospital where they were separated at birth
Twins Sharon Mitekwa and Melon Lutenyo flanked by Mevis Imbaya (CENTER) during a press address on June 17, 2019. PHOTO | CHARITY WANJA | CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Addressing the press on Monday, the twins who were flanked by their parents said they have forgiven the hospital and will not be seeking any legal redress.
  • The inseparable duo, who are currently in Form Four, also stated that they had “decided to repeat Form Three so that we can focus on better grades,” further adding that “we hope that we shall live together.”

Sharon Mitekwa and Melon Lutenyo, the countrywide famous twins, have now pledged not to sue Kakamega County Referral Hospital where they were separated at birth in 1999.

Addressing the press on Monday, the twins who were flanked by their parents said they have forgiven the hospital and will not be seeking any legal redress.

“Kakamega hospital we forgive you and we are not going to sue; we are not going to ask for any type of compensation. I want to thank all who have been helping us in this journey,” said Melon.

The inseparable duo, who are currently in Form Four, also stated that they had “decided to repeat Form Three so that we can focus on better grades,” further adding that “we hope that we shall live together.”

Speaking on behalf of the family, Mr. Wilson Lutah Maruti, said at the moment, the family is only concerned about keeping the girls together and that they will decide where they stay during the holidays.

“We have three children… the girls will not be separated, they will be together and if possible when we get a sponsor we will put them up in one school,” said Mr. Maruti.

A DNA test report recently released by Lancet Kenya revealed that Sharon and Melon are indeed biological twins.

Sharon lives in Nairobi with Angeline Onyango, who was originally deemed to be her mother, while Melon resides in Kakamega with her biological mum Rosemary Onyango.

Rosemary told Citizen TV that when she gave birth, one of the twins was taken ill and she had to leave her at the hospital. She would come back to breastfeed then go back home.

She questioned whether maybe it was at this point that her baby could have been exchanged.

Melon and Sharon found out about each other on Facebook.

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