Police in Homa Bay county have cleared the air regarding a puzzle where a couple reportedly buried two dolls on Tuesday, claiming that they were bodies of their newborn twins.

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Ms Beryl Akinyi and her husband Benson Onyango were rescued by police from irate villagers who wanted to lynch them for lying about the funeral.

Suspicious about the speedy burial which also excluded relatives and villagers, against Luo norms, they attacked the couple, who were saved by police from Mbita Police Station .

The incident happened at their Kamsama Village home in Suba North, days after the woman claimed that the babies had died after childbirth, reports Citizen Digital vie E-Daily.

However, after tests at the International Center of Insect Psychology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Mbita Town on Thursday, it has been established that the woman was never pregnant at all.

Homa Bay county police boss Esther Seroney said that the police are investigating why the couple, which is currently being held at the Mbita Police Station, played a prank on residents.

The woman's brother-in-law Wycliffe Ogembo, has also contradicted her claims that she gave birth at Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu, saying that she earlier said that she gave birth at the Homa Bay Referral Hospital.

The family cannot understand how, according to her, one of the babies died at the Homa Bay hospital after being delivered through caesarean section.