The Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Thursday intervened in the Kakamega ‘twin’ saga thatÂ has been making rounds on social media for two days after it was aired on KTN News.
On itsÂ Twitter page, DCI stated it would probe the circumstances that led to the present status, whereby the lookalike girlsÂ only got to know about each other 19 years after they were born.
“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,” read theÂ tweet.
The security agencyÂ also asked the families involved to report the case to the DCI office in Kakamega for investigations to begin.
On Wednesday, the government’s medical research institute (Kemri)Â offered to fund a DNA test on the twoÂ girls that have puzzled many after they appealed for help.
â€śThis 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,â€ťÂ Professor Sam KariukiÂ stated.
The two, Sharon Mathias and Melon Lutenyo, who were reunitedÂ at Furfural village, wereÂ born at the Kakamega Provincial General Hospital, which is currently called Kakamega County Referral Hospital.
Melon was raised in Likuyani, Kakamega County while Sharon was raised by a different woman in Kangemi, Nairobi.
In a puzzlingÂ twist of fate, both girls are set to sit for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education this year, both are studying in Kakamega, both don’t eatÂ omenaÂ andÂ matumboÂ (tripe), have similar interests, the same academic performance among other similarities.
Families of bothÂ Melon and Sharon are eagerly waiting for the truth.