Couples escape death for burying "fake twin babies"
SEE ALSO :Two pedestrians killed in road accidentsAccording to the woman’s brother-in-law Wycliffe Ogembo, she left home two weeks ago, saying she was going to deliver twins at Homa Bay. She allegedly later told relatives that she was in Kisumu for hardly 30 minutes before being referred again to Nairobi. She claims to have took a flight to Nairobi but relatives also doubted this as they were from humble background. “Homa Bay hospital handles caesarean section cases, we also realised that she took 30 minutes at Agha Khan Hospital and was already admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital which is not possible,” said Ogembo. The family believe the woman’s delivery was okay until she informed them on Monday that the twin babies had died.
SEE ALSO :Suspected motorbike thief burnt to deathOn Tuesday, the husband, who is a carpenter, made two coffins and took them to Kabunde Airstrip, about 25 Km away, where the wife was expected to arrive with the ‘bodies’ in an aircraft. Workers at the airstrip also said they did not see the woman arrive in an aircraft. The whole story does not add up and we are asking the police to investigate what could be going on,” said Ogembo. On arrival home on Tuesday, the couple buried the ‘bodies’ within just a few minutes, giving little room for ceremonies. This is contrary to the local culture which requires that burial arrangements are made by the extended family of the bereaved. View body During the arrangements, family members have to view the body. However, nobody in the family viewed the bodies except the couple and two ‘strange’ guests in the controversial burial. Family members who returned home a few hours later, complained of being kept in the dark over the burial. They decided to exhume the ‘bodies’ to confirm if they were the said twins. The process of exhuming the ‘bodies’ attracted a large crowd and when the coffins were opened, they found toys inside. The residents attempted to lynch the couple, but police arrived and rescued them. They were later detained at Mbita Police Station.
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