Deya Charged With Five Counts Of Child Stealing, Denies Accusations

August 4, 2017, 3:58 am

Televangelist Bishop Gilbert Deya was on Friday charged with five counts of child stealing.

It is alleged that he committed the crime on diverse dates between 2002 and 2004 at Mountain View Estate.

The preacher is accused of stealing five children - all under the age of 14 years.

He denied all the counts before chief magistrate Francis Andayi.

 

Controversial preacher Gilbert Deya in court on Friday, August 4, 2017. /ANNET WAMBULWA

Controversial preacher Gilbert Deya in court on Friday, August 4, 2017. /ANNET WAMBULWA

Deya's lawyer John Swaka asked the court to release him on bail saying his client is not a flight risk.

He said the televangelist has been adhering to all conditions that were set by a London court as he was fighting his extradition.

Swaka said Deya was reporting to Defford police station for all the years and he also observed curfew orders.

Deya was allowed to travel after a special arrangement between the two countries.

Swaka said that his client has no documents on him including Kenyan identification and so he cant flee the country.

The defense team said Deya will not interfere with the investigations considering that the same took place over 10 years ago when the case was initially brought to the court.

"Deya's son bought him a house in Syokimau where he intends to reside as he attends court."

 

Source: the-star

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