Sharon Mathius and Melon Lutenyo are biological twins, as revealed by DNA tests by Lancet Kenya.
The tests published on Saturday showed that Sharon and Melon had identical DNA profiles, with 23 tested allele loci showing 100% perfect match, which is consistent with the two being biologically identical twins.
The report said that Rosemary Khaveleli Onyango could not be excluded as the birth mother of the twins, who had a 99.999 percent probability of having a compulsory maternal allelic profile.
The report also excluded that Ms. Onyango is the birth mother of Mevis Mbaya, with 12 out of 23 tested loci showing a mismatch. (Three or more non-conformities are considered grounds for exclusion from paternity), the report said.
The tests also showed that Melvis Mbaya had a compatible compulsory maternal and paternal allele profile with those of Angeline Omina and Wilson Lutah Maruti, respectively.
Ahmed Kalebi, CEO of the Lancet Group of Laboratories, also revealed that the likelihood of Melvis being the daughter of Ms. Omina was 99.999 percent.
Sharon and Melon met in April 201
While surfing, Sharon came across a Facebook suggestion from "People You May Know." There she noticed a profile that resembled hers. She sent Melon a friend request.
As soon as Melon had "accepted" the request, the two began to engage in a word war in which everyone questioned the authenticity of the other's online profile.