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Are They Twins? Puzzling Tale Of ‘Identical’ Girls Who May Have Been Separated 19 Years Ago

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Are They Twins?: Puzzling Tale Of 'Identical' Girls Who May Have Been Separated 19 Years Ago

On 15th of August 1999, a heavily expectant Rosemary Onyango went to Kakamega County Referral Hospital expecting to deliver triplets. However after her c-section, she was told that she had infact delivered twin girls, Melon and Mevies Imbaya.

Just 2 days prior to her delivery, another woman, Angeline Omina, had also given birth to a girl, Sharon, in the same hospital.

Fast forward to 20 years later, the births are now the topic of discussion Likuyani Constituency after two teens who believe they are twin sisters have reunited.

The exceptionl reunion between Sharon Mathias and Melon Lutenyo has left people stunned and two families seeking answers over the puzzling event. The two look exactly alike!

The exceptional reunion between Sharon Mathias and Melon Lutenyo has left people stunned and two families seeking answers over the puzzling event. The two look exactly alike!

The exceptional reunion between Sharon Mathias and Melon Lutenyo has left people stunned and two families seeking answers over the puzzling event. The two look exactly alike!

Melon and Sharon are both in Form Four at Friends Secondary School Kongoni and Shikoti Secondary School respectively. The two schools are in Kakamega County. However, Melon was raised in Likuyani, Kakamega County, while Sharon grew up in Kangemi, Nairobi.

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After they were born,one of Rosemary’s twins was placed in an incubator for about a week due to low birth weight before she could take them both home. She says all along, she has been wondering how come her twins didn’t look alike, up until Melon suspected she could have another sister after a school trip to Shikoti secondary left some students wondering why she looked exactly like their schoolmate Sharon, while others didn’t believe that she was not Sharon.

Talking to The Standard, Melon said, “When I went to Shikoti, students confronted me and started laughing. I was so afraid after they told me that I had a sister at their school. I told them I had a sister at Kimosin Girls and not Shikoti.”

Melon was raised in Likuyani, Kakamega County, while Sharon grew up in Kangemi, Nairobi.

Melon was raised in Likuyani, Kakamega County, while Sharon grew up in Kangemi, Nairobi.

Another time, Melon’s teachers went to Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology for a motivational talk. Sharon happened to be in attendance, and she left the teachers perplexed at her striking resemblance to Melon.

“My class teacher returned and asked me whether I was a ghost. He said he saw me in Kakamega dressed in Shikoti Secondary School uniform,” Melon said.

Then one day, Sharon came across Melon’s Facebook account and out of curiosity, she decided to send a Facebook friend request to Melon and she accepted it. Sharon recalled, “First, I thought someone had hacked my account because she looked exactly like me and even wore clothes similar to mine.”

At the start of the April holiday Melon took home photos of a girl who looked exactly like her, but her mom dismissed Melon saying the pictures were hers.

Mevis, Sharon and Melon with ‘their father’ Richard and their little sister

Mevis, Sharon and Melon with ‘their father’ Richard and their little sister

Melon and her sister, Mevies, left for Nairobi to look for Sharon in Kangemi. Melon recalled, “It was our first time to travel to Nairobi and we met in town. We hugged and cried uncontrollably. It was like there was a strong bond between us and that makes me believe that Sharon is my sister. We now want a DNA test done immediately to end the doubts.”

“If a DNA test reveals that Rosemary is my mother then I would wish to stay with her but will not accept to be separated completely from my mother in Nairobi.” Sharon said.

“I went to Nairobi to see Sharon’s mother when I heard my twins had gone there. We talked and I decided to seek an opinion from the Children’s Department. I was advised to wait until they sat their KCSE exam,” The girls’ dad, Mr Olukhakha, said adding that his family was not able to pay for a DNA test.

The three girls and 'their' father Richard and mother Rosemary.

The three girls and ‘their’ father Richard and mother Rosemary.

Sharon’s mother Angeline Omina is confident that Sharon is in fact her daughter and is willing to take a DNA test as long as it was after their KCSE exams. She said she gave birth to Sharon at Kakamega County Referral Hospital on August 13, 1999, and her child was put in an incubator as well.

On the other hand,  Mevies wants to continue staying with her family despite the planned DNA tests and will love both of her ‘mothers’ if the DNA test showed that she was Omina’s daughter.

With tears in her eyes, she said, “I have grown with Melon and I have known her to be my sister. I love her and will always want to be close to her even if the DNA test shows I am not her sister.”

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Female Chief Rises To Power, Annuls 850 Child Marriages And Sends Girls Back To School

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Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi, is certainly a force to reckon with. She has not only been able to establish a new law to prevent child marriage, she is also very dedicated to enforcing it!

From the moment Kachindamoto became senior chief, she immediately set about ending the practise of child marriage among her people.

Though illegal, the practice has been culturally accepted in the area. Many families, usually out of financial need, had consented to having their children married off very young.

Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi

Theresa Kachindamoto, senior chief in the Dedza District in Central Malawi

According to Al Jazeera, Kachindamoto decided to take a stand and made 50 of her sub-chiefs sign an agreement to end child marriage in her area of authority. “I told them, ‘Whether you like it or not, I want these marriages to be terminated.’” She said.

But that was not all, Kachindamoto made the leaders annul any existing underage unions, and send all of the children involved back to school and swore to dismiss any chiefs that continue to allow these controversial practices. “First it was difficult, but now people are understanding,” she told Al Jazeera.

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To ensure all children have a chance to go to school, Kachindamoto operates a secret network of parents to keep an eye on others. And when parents can’t afford to pay school fees, she’ll pay them herself or find someone else who can.

“I don’t want child marriages. They must go to school. No child should be found at home or doing household chores during school time.” Chief Kachindamoto told U.N. Women.

In June alone, she annulled more than 300 child marriages, according to the organization. And over the past three years, the figure reaches close to 850.

She also abolished “kusasa fumbi”, a cleansing ritual that requires girls as young as seven to go to sexual initiation camps in order to train them to perform sex acts to please their future husbands.

Kachindamoto made the leaders annul any existing underage unions, and send all of the children involved back to school

Kachindamoto made the leaders annul any existing underage unions, and send all of the children involved back to school

Kachindamoto received death threats for her work, but simply said: “I don’t care, I don’t mind. I’ve said whatever, we can talk, but these girls will go back to school.”

Malawi has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with an alarming one in two girls married under age 18. Marrying underage negatively affects girls’ development, interrupting their education and putting them at higher risk of domestic violence and early pregnancy.

“I talk to the parents, I tell them: if you educate your girls you will have everything in the future.” she said to U.N. Women last year.

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16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl- Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

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Drunk driving needs to stop, by all means. Every day people die across the world because some people make the decision to drive while drunk, not only endangering their own lives, but also the lives of all the people on the same road as them.

This story is about a teenager who was smart and listened to her mom, but everything still went so wrong. Everybody needs to read this story.

The story is fictional, but the message behind it is something we can’t just shrug off.

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

“I went to a party, Mom,  I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mom,  so I drank soda instead.

I really felt proud inside, Mom, the way you said I would.
I didn’t drink and drive, Mom, even though the others said I should.

I know I did the right thing, Mom, I know you are always right.
Now the party is finally ending, Mom, as everyone is driving out of sight.

As I got into my car, Mom, I knew I’d get home in one piece.
Because of the way you raised me, so responsible and sweet.

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I started to drive away, Mom, but as I pulled out into the road,
the other car didn’t see me, Mom, and hit me like a load.

As I lay there on the pavement, Mom, I hear the policeman say,
the other guy is drunk, Mom, and now I’m the one who will pay.

I’m lying here dying, Mom.  I wish you’d get here soon.
How could this happen to me, Mom?  My life just burst like a balloon.

There is blood all around me, Mom, and most of it is mine.
I hear the medic say, Mom, I’ll die in a short time.

I just wanted to tell you, Mom, I swear I didn’t drink.
It was the others, Mom.  The others didn’t think.

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

He was probably at the same party as I.
The only difference is,
he drank and I will die.

Why do people drink, Mom?  It can ruin your whole life.
I’m feeling sharp pains now.  Pains just like a knife.

The guy who hit me is walking, Mom, and I don’t think it’s fair.
I’m lying here dying and all he can do is stare.

Tell my brother not to cry, Mom.  Tell Daddy to be brave.
And when I go to heaven, Mom, put “Daddy’s Girl” on my grave

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

16-Year-Old Hits And Kills Young Girl, Then Police Find A Note In Her Hand That Breaks My Heart

Someone should have told him, Mom, not to drink and drive.
If only they had told him, Mom, I would still be alive.

My breath is getting shorter, Mom.  I’m becoming very scared.
Please don’t cry for me, Mom.  When I needed you, you were always there.

I have one last question, Mom, before I say good bye.
I didn’t drink and drive,  so why am I the one to die?

Please share this story with all your friends on Facebook to show that no one should have to die because someone makes an irresponsible decision to drive while drunk.

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Video Shows Woman Pushing Elderly Man Off The Bus After He Asked Her To Be Nice Causing His Death

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Video Shows Woman Pushing Elderly Man Off The Bus After He Asked Her To Be Nice Causing His Death

Las Vegas police have released a shocking security video showing a woman pushing an elderly man off a city bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers. The video shows 74-year-old Serge Fournier landing face-first on a sidewalk east of downtown on March 21 after Cadesha Michelle Bishop is seen aggressively pushing him off the bus.

At the time of the incident, the 74 year old refused medical treatment, before pain from the injuries he sustained from the fall forced him to go to a hospital later that night. Sadly, he died April 23.

Las Vegas police have released a shocking security video showing a woman pushing an elderly man off a city bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers.

Las Vegas police have released a shocking security video showing a woman pushing an elderly man off a city bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers.

Fournier’s family notified Las Vegas police of his death and Cadesha Michelle Bishop, 25, was arrested May 6th. The Clark County Coroner-Medical Examiner reported that he died as a result of complications from blunt force injuries he had sustained to his torso and ruled his death a homicide.

Following her arrest Cadesha Bishop was charged with murder and is being held at the Clark County Detention on $100,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing of evidence May 21.

The police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

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According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section, Fournier had asked the 25 year old woman to be ‘nicer’ to fellow passengers after she’d been heard yelling and cursing at other people in the bus.

In the video, a woman can be seen talking to Fournier as he walked past carrying a walker and heading towards the bus door. As he was about to alight, Bishop appears behind him and pushes him with both hands off the bus smashing his face on the concrete ground.

Cadesha Bishop was charged with murder after pushing an elderly man off a bus and is being held at the Clark County Detention

Cadesha Bishop was charged with murder after pushing an elderly man off a bus and is being held at the Clark County Detention

Speaking to KLAS-TV, Fournier’s neighbor, Jeffrey Bingham, said, “He wasn’t able to eat. He was in a lot of pain, crushed hip. I put my hand up to his face and I said, ‘We got you covered.'”.

“And then he kinda went… he said… ‘God bless you,’ and that was the last thing he said to me.” Bingham added about his last moments with Fournier.

Please keep the families involved in your prayers and pray for this world we live in. Its so heartbreaking that this can happen to someone for asking someone to be nice and a little kinder to other people.

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