Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

A court in Kenya has acquitted a controversial self-styled preacher who was accused of abducting five children.

Prosecutors had accused Gilbert Deya of using the children to back up his claim that he could help infertile couples conceive babies through prayer.

The magistrate said the prosecution had not produced enough evidence.

Mr Deya lived in the UK for many years where he set up several Pentecostal churches. After a lengthy legal battle he was extradited to Kenya in 2017.

More than a decade ago his then-wife Mary Deya was given a three-year sentence for stealing a baby from a Nairobi hospital and pretending she had given birth to the child.

By Joy

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