Archbishop Gilbert Deya is released on bail

The self-proclaimed prelate has been released pending an inter-party hearing scheduled for next year.

The Kenyan Authorities had applied for extradition of the Bishop wanted for child-trafficking offenses in Kenya. Lately the Archbishop has been noted to be involved with opposition leaders visiting the country, a factor that could have well played in the consequent hastening of the extradition.

Deya, 54, a controversial preacher who claimed his prayers could help infertile couples produce “miracle babies” was arrested on Wednesday and faced extradition to Kenya, where he is wanted on six allegations of child kidnap. Previous court cases in Britain have ruled that some “miracle babies” were in fact the likely product of child trafficking.

Pastor Deya’s arrest in London by members of Scotland Yard’s extradition and international assistance unit, was prompted by a request from the Kenyan authorities, the force said. His case was mentioned before the City of Westminster magistrate’s court on Wdnesday afternoon, most probably to seek extradition papers.

This however was not to be the case and the preacher will be back with his large following here in the UK until the inter-party hearing next year.


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Topi Lyambila, Kenya London News, Dec. 15, 2006,

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