Friday, April 12, 2024

Bishop Gilbert Deya acquitted charges in child theft case

Controversial televangelist Bishop Gilbert Deya has been acquitted of charges in child theft case after the prosecution failed to build a strong case against him.

Issuing the ruling was Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Robison Ondieki who noted that prosecutuion had failed to provide sufficient evidence to sentence the Bishop.

Speaking to the media was his lawyer John Swaka who noted that inconsistent evidence was provided against his client making it weak before the court.

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Deya noted that at the time the matter was brought up, he was in London and such the issue was malicious. He continued by saying that he has forgiven all those behind the case.

“I have been in court for seven years. In the UK, I was having cases in 2004 and was already put in a special institution and under curfew,” said Deya

Deya continued by promising to continue with his ministry in the country as well as that in the UK as he thanked his supporters for standing with him all this time.

“But I’m grateful that the case has ended and my ministry in Kenya can continue. In the UK, trust me you will see me very soon. Thank you to my supporters also. Gilbert Deya is a free man,” he said

The controversial Bishop was charged with stealing children below 14 years between the year 2002 and 2004 in the famous miracle baby saga where barren women confessed to having children following prayers from the Bishop.

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