Gilbert Deya to be extradited to Kenya to face child trafficking charges

The Government is awaiting a ruling by a high court in the united Kingdom to have Bishop Gilbert Deya extradited to Kenya to face charges of “Miracle Babies” and trafficking of children.

Government spokesman Dr. Alfred Mutua said in his weekly briefing on Thursday that once extradited, Deya will face charges of child smuggling among other charges.

“The Government is pleased that as a result of a request by the Kenya Police, a case is coming up today in the United Kingdom for the extradition of Bishop Deya to Kenya to face charges of “Miracle Babies” and trafficking of children,” said Mutua.

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The self-proclaimed cleric has been accused of running a baby smuggling racket where children are miraculously born in Africa and then transported back to Britain.

Deya’s wife Mary and two other women were jailed in may this year for two years after a Kenyan court found them guilty of stealing a child.

Deya hit the headlines with his miracle babies saga claiming to successfully pray for barren women to have children with some of them giving birth three times in a year.

Mutua also said they will rule the case and the government will demand to know were Deya sources his money from as Kenyans don’t need blood stained money.

“Of great interest to Kenyans is how Bishop Deya has allegedly engaged in human trafficking and also the accumulation of his wealth, his activities and alleged illegal funding he might be undertaking in Kenya. We do not want dirty money to be used in Kenya by people who might be of questionable character. That is why it is important to give Bishop Deya his day in Court to clear the air over the charges that have been extensively covered in the media both here and in Europe. If the extradition order is given, Bishop Deya will soon be repatriated to Kenya and handed over to the Kenyan Police for charges to be filed against him,” added the government spokesman.

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Farhia Ahmed and Claire wanja, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Nov. 8, 2007, http://www.kbc.co.ke

Religion News Blog posted this on Friday November 9, 2007.
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