A Mombasa court has ordered for a DNA test to be conducted on a man,his wife and dead body of a baby to establish claims of child theft at the coast general and referral hospital.
Mombasa Law Courts Principal Magistrate, vincent Adet, ordered that Julius Kimeli Too,Mercy M’mbone Masambaga and a dead body of a baby lying in the hospital’s mortuary, undergo a medical examination in a government facility.
Police Constable,Moses Mwaniki, from Urban Police Station who is handling the case, told the court on Wednesday that the DNA analysis was part of their ongoing investigations in a child stealing case.
The investigation officer stated that the couple had disputed the dead child presented to them at Coast general Hospital.
Mercy Masambaga had on February 26, this year been admitted at Portreiz district hospital Mombasa where she gave birth to a male child.
The child was underweight and was referred to the Coast regional hospital for specialized medical attention which was lacking at Portreiz hospital.
On March 1, 2023 Masambaga was referred to Coast General hospital where the infant was.But upon seeking to see the child after arrival, she was shown a female infant which she disputed.
When the couple sought to establish the truth, they were informed at the coast general hospital that their child had died and was being preserved at the mortuary.
On March 2 Masambaga’s husband went to coast general mortuary to identify the child and further disputed when he was shown the body.
The couple told the court they had no objection to the police application seeking collection of samples for DNA analysis.
The court directed that the order be served upon DPP, The Portreiz Hospital Mombasa and Coast General hospital.