Miracle babies claims ungodly, says cleric

Former Anglican Primate Manasses Kuria termed claims that there were “miracle babies” as ungodly, immoral and shameful.

That would appear to run counter to the view of the Anglican Church over the claims by pastor Gilbert Deya that he has helped barren women get children through “miracle births”.

The church said miracles were a Christian phenomenon and declined to commend or condemn Deya’s claim of miracle births.

What the Anglican Church said

Kuria said throughout his 54 years as a church minister, he had witnessed such miracles as people being healed, but none like the so-called miracle babies.

He said every birth is a miracle and procreation has to involve man and woman.

“In all these cases man’s sperm has met with the woman’s egg to form a human child,” Kuria said.

He said there has been only one special birth, that of Jesus Christ where the Virgin Mary was visited by the Holy Spirit. Kuria asked Christians to be extremely careful lest they be carried away by such teachings.

And the Kenya Women Advisory Organisation (Kwao) yesterday offered to assist the police in the investigations into the saga of “miracle” babies, which is being regarded as a scandal in some quarters.

Kwao’s Executive Director Dolphine Okech said that they were privy to information that the scandal involved the trafficking of babies to foreign countries.

Okech said all the legal machinery should be employed to deal with those touched by the scandal.

A-G Amos Wako has already indicated that the government will prosecute the women involved in the “miracle” babies scandal, saying he was waiting for the file from the police investigating the activities of those arrested.


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The East African Standard, Kenya
Aug. 25, 2004
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