‘Miracle babies’ seized in Kenya

Police in Kenya have seized 11 “miracle babies” for DNA tests after allegations of child trafficking.

The children were picked up at the home of a couple who claim to be their parents in the capital, Nairobi.

UK-based evangelical pastor Archbishop Gilbert Deya claims to be able to make post-menopausal or infertile women pregnant by exorcising their demons.

But some children’s charities say his actions are a front for baby trafficking.

Correspondents say Kenya’s government was coming under increasing pressure to launch investigations into the “miracle baby” claims.

The Kenya Medical Association says the claims need to be fully investigated as they are ”contrary to proven scientific laws”.

The Kenyan pastor and his wife claim to have got 13 children in a period of five years through ”prayers”.

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Aug. 17, 2004

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