DNA results released on Monday, September 2, revealed that two infants at the centre of a baby-swapping saga at Mama Lucy Hospital in Nairobi were not exchanged shortly after birth.
In July this year, Dorothy Kawira and Evalyne Ndinda, differed sharply, accusing one another other of taking each other’s baby.
However, the DNA results from the Government Chemist released on Monday revealed that Dorothy is the mother of baby Kezia Makena while Evalyne is the mother to Evalyne Ndinda Musyoka.
The matter was forwarded to the DCI for investigations.
Dr. Musa Mohamed, the medical superintendent at Mama Lucy Hospital, said the DNA investigation was done by a government agency, hence it is satisfactory.
Mohamed said that the whole saga was brought about by a small confusion.
"The DNA has shown that there was no swapping. It was a minor confusion," he said.
The superintendent wrote to the Nairobi County Government on Monday asking for the way forward after the release of the report.
He was directed to release the babies to the respective parents.
The fathers of the babies arrived at the facility on Tuesday morning and expressed satisfaction with the entire process.
"I appreciate the efforts because they responded immediately and all we want now is to go home," said Dancan Mberia, Baby Kezia’s father.
Kawira expressed joy and satisfaction with the process.
"The tests were conducted well and we are happy that we can now go home as a family without any doubts," she said.
The two babies have remained in good health throughout the process after being put under strict baby care programme at the facility.
The mothers have been accessing the facility to breastfeed their babies.
The families have not incurred any costs throughout the process.