By Taiwo Owolawi
About 19 years ago, two women walked into one hospital and gave birth to baby girls just two days apart. However, they walked out of the hospital with girls they did not deliver. Flash forward to 2019, two young women who believe they are identical twins have reunited 19 years after they were mistakenly allegedly separated at birth. Nineteen years ago, two women walked into one hospital, and gave birth to baby girls just two days apart. However, they walked out of the hospital with girls they did not deliver.
According to KTN News, Rosemary Onyango gave birth to twin girls at Kakamega General Hospital two days after Angeline Omina delivered her daughter named Sharon in 1999. Rosemary previously thought she was expecting triplets but after undergoing a cesarean section, only two babies were delivered. The pair was placed in separate incubators and after one week, their mum walked out with two babies and happily raised them as her own. Photo: Standardmedia
The pair was placed in separate incubators and after one week, their mum walked out with two babies and happily raised them as her own, not knowing that one girl had been mistakenly switched with Angeline’s. Rosemary named her kids Melon and Mavies Imbaya but always wondered why the girls did not resemble at all.
Melon and Sharon who bear a striking resemblance grew up in different counties but surprisingly schooled within the same area. One day when Melon had attended an event at Shikoti Secondary School, students at the institution could not understand how she looked like one of their schoolmate. “When I went to Shikoti, students saw me and started laughing. I was so afraid after they told me I had a sister at their school. I told them I had a sister at Kimosin Girls and not Shikoti,” Melon said. Later, her teachers attended an event at Masinde Muliro University and spotted Sharon and they were left in complete disbelief as she was a carbon copy of Melon. Sharon and Melon then connected via Facebook and to them, it was like looking at a mirror.
Melon then decided to travel to Nairobi where Sharon lives and that is when they met for the first time. “It was our first time to travel to Nairobi and we met in town. We hugged and cried uncontrollably. It was like there was strong bond between us and that makes me believe that Sharon is my sister. We now want a DNA test done immediately to end the doubts,” Melon said. Sharon indicated she would like to stay with Rosemary if the tests reveal the lady is indeed her real mother. “If we are sisters then Kakamega General really wronged us because we were forced to live lives that did not belong to us,” she added. It is wonderful to see that the twins have been reunited after 19 years apart.