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DNA test for woman who claims hospital swapped her baby with a dead one - 3 weeks ago, 00:18

Kevine Omollo

Police in Kisumu are investigating a woman's claim that her newborn was stolen at a public hospital.

Loyce Achieng', 31, alleged that health workers swapped her infant with a dead baby after she gave birth at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital on February 1.

Yesterday, officers from the regional Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) supervised the extraction of samples from Ms Achieng' and the body of the baby, which is preserved at the hospital’s mortuary.

Kisumu Central DCI Noah Katumo said an investigation was started after both Achieng' and the hospital administration separately reported the matter.

“We will first do a postmortem and a DNA test. The results will inform our next course of action,” said Mr Katumo.

Achieng', who lives in Bondo town in Siaya, said she was driven to the hospital on January 26 by a Good Samaritan.

“I had gone to the chemist to ...
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