Bishop Deya of ‘miracle babies’ extradited and arraigned in court

Archbishop Gilbert Deya outside a court in London at a past hearing PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi,KENYA:Controversial Bishop Gilbert Deya of the ‘miracle baby’ scandal has been deported from the United Kingdom and thereafter arraigned at the Mlimani Law courts in Nairobi.

Reports indicated that Deya landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 4.40 am on Friday morning.

He was then taken to the directorate of criminal investigations headquarters along Kiambu road before being arraigned at the Mlimani Law courts.

Deya who moved to the UK in 1997 is to face charges of child trafficking after being accused of stealing babies at the Pumwani maternity hospital between 1999 and 2003 to give to couples in his church who were unable to conceive after lying to them that he could deliver miracle babies .

Deya’s wife was jailed for 3 years after being found guilty of stealing a baby at the Kenyatta National hospital in 2005.

Deya who runs a couple of churches in the UK which are said to have a following of more than 36,000 was arrested in 2006 at the request of Kenyan authorities.

He had however tried to fight his extradition on grounds of alleged human rights abuses at Kenyan prisons before a former UK chief inspector of prisons Lord Ramsbotham was sent to investigate the conditions at Kenyan prisons who filed a report saying the conditions at the Kamiti maximum prison were some of the best as reported by the daily mail last month.