DNA test fails to confirm baby miracle claim

A DNA test carried out by the British High Commission failed to confirm a mother-child biological link in a miracle babies saga even as Archbishop Gilbert Deya, at the centre of an alleged international human trafficking syndicate, struggled to defend his bizarre theory.

Ray Kyles, the deputy High Commissioner yesterday said that two women, both of them British nationals had recently walked into the Embassy and applied for passports for newly-born infants.

“Each one of the women had an infant which they claimed was a miracle birth,” Kyles said, “but a DNA test carried out on one pair did not establish a match. Papers presented for the passport applications also turned out to be forgeries in both cases.”

The official said the Embassy has since handed over the matter to Kenyan authorities, who could be investigating an alleged human trafficking syndicate with international links.

In London, Deya a multi millionaire evangelist who rose from rags to riches defended himself against the allegations saying he was doing God’s work and insisted he had done nothing wrong.

But in a dramatic twist of events, Deya who also claims he can exorcise demons, revealed yesterday that he is facing child trafficking charges at a London court.

“I am facing child trafficking charges at Royal Courts of Justices in London, these charges were brought against me after several police investigations in the previous years” he said Speaking to East African Standard in London

“I am unwilling to go into details because the matter is before the court,” he added. Deya attacked the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, (RCOG) Church of England (CoE) and Children Charities in UK who have called for an investigation into his claims, terming them as evil and tools of satan‚

“These organisations are evil, they are the Pharisees, they claim they know God but they don’t. God can’t use them to show his work because they are evil,” he said.

“The church of England, The Royal College of obstetrics‚ and Gynaecology are the enemy of God, believe people like Dominic Walker. The Archbishop of Monmouth is a devil worshipper if he can not believe in miracles and think that the power of God can be misused” noted Deya

RCOG and CoE and several Children Charities in UK have called for an investigation into the claims, saying Deya’s actions are a front for baby-trafficking.

Bishop Walker had criticised Deya’s practice and had called for urgent police investigation.

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The East African Standard, Kenya
Aug. 17, 2004
Douglas Okwatch in Nairobi and Giatu wa Njenga in London

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