– Sharon, Melon, and Mevis came into the limelight in 2019 after it emerged they were switched at birth
– During their short period of fame, many well-wishers promised them heaven on earth
– However, two years later, the girls are facing financial struggles as the well-wishers disappeared without keeping their promises
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Two years ago, the story of Kakamega twins who were switched at birth grabbed headlines after they found each other on social media.
Sharon, Melon, Mevis and their families became instant celebrities in 2019 after a DNA test showed that Sharon, raised by a Kangemi- based woman Angeline Omina, actually belonged to Rosemary Khavelele. She (Sharon) is an identical twin to Melon.
On the other hand, the test showed that Mevis, who Khavelele had raised as Melon’s sister, was Omina’s biological daughter.
The limelight brought good things and tidings to the three girls and their families. Or so they thought.
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Many well-wishers came out to make promises which the young ladies thought would change their lives forever and for the better.
However, two years later, as the famous Kenyan saying goes, it has been premium tears.
“Many who know me think ‘nimeomoka’ (well-off economically) while my close friends say I am a celebrity who is poor,” a heartbroken Melon told the Standard.
Her frustrations stem from the financial constraints she has been facing as she, together with Mevis, have been at home for over two weeks due to lack of school fees.
Khavelele, who was on the verge of breaking down, said financial struggles had been too much, adding that many well-wishers who promised them heaven disappeared as fast as their instant fame.
“I thought my life would change after the incident. Little did I know that trouble was starting. My neighbours think we have money, but we are really suffering,” said the mother of 10.
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” We do not even know the well-wishers who said they want to help us because they disappeared. Now, my children are at home due to school fees arrears,” she added.
Khavelele vowed to sue Kakamega Hospital for switching her children, adding that she previously failed to do so because a person who had an undisclosed interest in the matter asked them to forgive the facility.
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Racheal Nyaguthie is a journalist and writer at TUKO.co.ke. She holds a BSc in Communication and Public Relations from Rongo University and has over two years of experience in digital media. When she is not writing, she is probably soaking herself in a thrilling crime novel or singing while doing the dishes. Catch up with Racheal on Twitter @RachealNyaguth2.
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