Can a man tell just by observation, that a child isn’t biologically his? That’s the terrible experience one Kenyan women is living through.
From the color of her eyes to the shape of her nose, what (and who) the child looks like has everyone speculating while a woman is pregnant.
She narrated to Mike Mondo during the morning conversation that her husband dumped her after saying their first born child doesn’t resemble him.
Infact he was angry that the child looked like his wife, he walked out on their marriage.
‘I was legally married and I got pregnant. Actually I am a very social person so I don’t discriminate who I talk to. I talk to both women and men and somehow some women went ahead and and talked to my man and told him and told him how I am sleeping around and they are doubting if the pregnancy is his.’
She continues to narrate about his suspicion on the paternity of their child.
‘And I gave up and the child looks like me in the beginning so he moved out. He moved out because he felt the child looked like me and that it’s not his. So later on at around three years of age I’ve raised my child and uhh and she now looks like him an exact copy’
A local forensic company dubbed CSI Nairobi is among private experts who have taken on such issues brought forward by disputing spouses.
Also the Kenyan government chemist indicated that up to fifty (50%) percent of Kenyan men who eek paternity tests, are not the real fathers.
Kenya has more than 20 well-known DNA testing centres, mostly private clinics in Nairobi and large private hospitals, according to Mpasho
The government chemist charges Sh5,500 per person, Sh10,000 for one parent and one child. The cheapest private provider charges Sh20,000, with results in two days. It may take five to 10 working days for complex cases.