UK extradites miracle pastor, Deya to Kenya

UK extradites miracle pastor, Deya to Kenya
Pastor Gilbert Deya is alleged to have told infertile women they could have "miracle babies" photo credit:BBC/PA

A kenyan pastor, Gilbert Deya who claimed he created miraculous pregnancies has been extradited to his country by The UK government. The self-styled Kenyan pastor is to face child-trafficking charges.

Gilbert Deya’s extradition came after he failed in his decade-long legal battle to remain in the UK.

Kenya’s government alleges he stole five children between 1999 and 2004. He has denied the allegation.

Concerns were first raised about the conduct of Mr Deya, who ran a church in London, in a BBC investigation in 2006. Reports say Infertile or post-menopausal women who attended the Gilbert Deya Ministries church in Peckham, south-east London, were told they could have “miracle” babies.

But the babies were always “delivered” in backstreet clinics in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Mr Deya later moved to Scotland, and was arrested in Edinburgh in 2006.

When the BBC asked him at the time how he explained the births of children with DNA different to that of their alleged parents, the 65-year-old Mr Deya said: “The miracle babies which are happening in our ministry are beyond human imagination.

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