Controversial televangelist Gilbert Deya arraigned at Milimani Law Courts on Agust 4th, soon after extradition from the UK
Controversial televangelist Gilbert Deya, who was extradited from the United Kingdom on Friday morning, was arraigned in court later in the day. He pleaded not guilty at Milimani Law Courts to charges of child theft; denying that he stole five children from Mountain View estate in Nairobi over 10 years ago.
Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi ordered Deya, 65, be remanded at Kamiti Maximum Prison until Thursday of next week when his bail terms will be determined.
Five senior prosecutors from the of the office of Director of Public Prosecutions incuding Nicholas Mut uku, Tabitha Ouya, Victor Mule, Edwin Okello and Hellen Mutela were present during the hearing.
Lawyers John Sakwa and Cliff Ombeta represented the preacher in court hours after his extradition from Britain.
The preacher, who is famously known for the 'miracle babies' saga, arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 4.40am Friday aboard a Kenya Airways Flight from London. He was interrogated at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road before being taken to court.
He is facing charges of stealing babies and lying to infertile women that he could give them 'miracle babies' and had been fighting extradition from the UK since 2007, arguing that he would be subjected to “cruel and inhuman conditions” if jailed in Kenya. In 2015, his wife Mary was sentenced on related charges to a 3-year prison sentence.