Deya alleges murder plot

Controversial evangelist Gilbert Deya yesterday alleged that a senior government official was out to kill his mother, even as the police denied harassing her.

In the bizarre letter written in remarkably bad English made available to the East African Standard in London and posted on his website, Deya claimed that a senior state counsel had hatched a plot to kill Mrs Monica Nono Deya.

A picture of Monica, 78, who is allegedly “missing”, is also posted on the website.

Deya claimed that thugs raided his mother’s home in Sakwa, Bondo, in the early hours of Sunday, August 29.

“They stole my mother’s cows but when they tried to escape, they were arrested and handed over to Administration Police officers,” he said.

Deya claimed that during interrogation, the gangsters allegedly said they had been sent by a senior counsel “to kill my mother”.

“Thank God their wicked plot has failed. Can the police investigating this matter explain to the world why they have continued to harass me, my wife, my children and now my poor old mother? What a shame. What assurance do I now have for the safety of my family?” Deya said in the letter, which he signed “Servant of the High God”.

He added: “This regime can be seen as the worst regime. Kenyatta regime and Moi’s regimes never went this low”.

Last Saturday in yet another bizarre twist of events, Deya claimed his mother had gone missing after being picked up by plainclothes police from her house four days ago.

“My mother is missing, she was picked by plainclothes policemen four days ago from Got Abiero village in Bondo, and has not been seen since,” said Deya who spoke in broken English, at times struggling to pronounce words.

But police yesterday dismissed the reports and termed Deya a liar. Nyanza Provincial Police Officer Abubakari Jambeni said they had not even recorded a statement from Deya’s mother, let alone arrest her.

“We have not even picked Deya’s mother to record a statement, why should he cheat that we have arrested her?” he asked.

At the same, Deya alleged that a Kenyan police prosecutor killed two weeks ago was murdered by his own force in an elaborate plot to cover up the ongoing investigations into ‘miracle babies’.

Deya said Chief Inspector Stephen Kimani Gichia, allegedly listed to take up the case, was murdered by his colleagues because “he had vital evidence that cleared” Deya, his wife Mary and other co-accused charged with child trafficking.

Gichia was killed in a gun battle by gangsters as he chatted in his car with a friend.

Said Deya yesterday: “Gichia was murdered because he had vital information that Attorney-General Amos Wako, Police Commissioner Hussein Ali Mohamed and other senior government officers investigating the saga had ignored,” said Deya.

“The international community can now see how devilish this regime can be. I would therefore request the United Nations to come to our rescue and arrange some form of security for our lives. I have been accused falsely of child trafficking, which I strongly deny,” he said.

Deya, a Kenyan evangelist who resides in London, insisted that the miracle babies are real.

The government is seeking to have Deya extradited to Kenya over the miracle babies scandal.


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Religion News Blog posted this on Tuesday September 7, 2004.
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