In an interesting turn of events, a Homa Bay woman who staged a fake burial for her twins using dolls was never pregnant, police have said.
Beryl Akinyi and her husband Benson Onyango had placed dolls in two coffins and hurriedly performed a burial ceremony under the guise that their twins had died after birth two weeks ago.
Following their arrest this week, Beryl Akinyi was subjected to medical tests at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Mbita town.
Results released on Thursday indicate that she was never pregnant as earlier alleged.
Confirming the results, Homa Bay County police boss Esther Seroney said Akinyi her 38-year-old husband are being held at Mbita Police Station.
She said they are trying to establish the motivation behind the couple’s deception ploy.
On Wednesday, Akinyi and Onyango escaped lynching from neighbours who unearthed coffins and discovered the baby dolls.
It was previously suspected that Akinyi gave birth and sold her babies.
Relatives told police that they got suspicious when Akinyi claimed to have reported to Homa Bay County Hospital for delivery and was allegedly referred to Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu within 30 minutes.
Both hospitals denied receiving a woman by the name Beryl Akinyi.
Beryl later claimed that she had been referred to Kenyatta National Hospital because her pregnancy had developed further complications.