Case of controversial bishop Deya to be mentioned today

Controversial bishop Deya [Photo: BBC]

Milimani Magistrate Robison Ondieki will today mention a case where controversial Bishop Gilbert Juma Deya is charged with stealing five children.

Deya’s lawyer John Swaka will file his submissions and prosecution before Magistrate Ondieki.

Early this month, Deya told the court the state fabricated the theft of five children against him without evidence.

While being cross-examined by senior state counsel Nicholas Mutuku, the preacher told the court that he is being persecuted by the state.

He added that he was in the UK when the alleged offenses were said to have been committed.

While defending himself from the allegation, the preacher who was on August 4, 2017 deported to Kenya from the UK to face child theft charges, denied all the five counts leveled against him.

At the same time, he asked the court to acquit him for lack of evidence saying he was maliciously charged with the same offence that his wife was charged with and was acquitted for lack of evidence.

The police found that five children allegedly kidnapped, and kept in his Mountain View House in Nairobi.

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