The British government has extradited a pastor of Kenyan origin, who claimed to have created miraculous pregnancies, back to Kenya to face child-trafficking charges.
‘Bishop’ Gilbert Deya was recently dealt a huge blow by a UK court after it ruled against him in a decade-long legal battle to remain in the country.
According to reports by the Kenyan government, Deya allegedly stole five children between 1999 and 2004. The pastor has since denied the allegation.
Trouble for Deya who ran a church in London, started when BBC carried out investigations against him in 2004.
Women unable to have babies whether because of infertility or for menopausal reasons and who attended his church in Peckham in south-east London, were told they could have “miracle” babies.
The miracle babies were however always “delivered” in questionable clinics in Nairobi, raising eyebrows.
When BBC investigative journalists asked him at the time how the births of children with DNA different to that of their said parents happened, Deya, now 65, said: “The miracle babies which are happening in our ministry are beyond human imagination.
“It is not something I can say I can explain because they are of God and things of God cannot be explained by a human being.” He added.
Police Spokesperson Charles Owino confirmed that Deya had arrived in Nairobi aboard a Kenya Airways flight following his extradition.
He will soon be arraigned to answer to child trafficking offenses.