Two couples embroiled in a fight over a baby took a DNA test that indicated neither was the child's biological parents.

Collend Mwachuma and her husband Moses Aura lost their two-month-old baby in Rhonda estate, Nakuru, a year ago.

Ms Mwachuma reported the disappearance of the toddler to the police and the baby was traced to Busia County.

A couple – Lilian Auma and her Kenya Defence Forces husband – was arrested after a Boda boda – told police he ferried a suspicious-looking woman from Rhonda estate.


DNA Test

During the identification parade at Kapembwo Police Station, Boniface Odhiambo, the boda boda rider, pointed at Ms Auma.

She told police that the baby was hers and insisted on a DNA test which indicated that she was not the biological mother of the child.

Ms Auma, who was traced to Lukosi village, Teso South sub-county, told police and the court that she gave birth on July 13 last year.

She claimed that she had visited a friend in Nakuru when she went into labour and gave birth with the assistance of a midwife.

Aura and his wife say the DNA results were influenced but the court has since ordered a second DNA test to be conducted in Kisumu.