United Kingdom extradites 'miracle pastor' to Kenya

Lester Mason
August 6, 2017

Deya arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 4.40 am on Friday August 4, aboard a Kenya Airways flight.

His wife, Mary, was arrested in November 2004 in Nairobi and charged with stealing children.

After fighting for years not to be sent back to his mother land to face trial, controversial preacher Gilbert Deya has finally been extradited back to Kenya.

"The Briton and Kenyan authorities worked closely together on Deya's extradition".

Kenyan police immediately sought the preacher's prosecution over child trafficking charges.


Deya was an evangelist in Kenya in the late 1980s to early 1990s, but moved to the United Kingdom, establishing Gilbert Deya Ministries in 1997.

Mr Deya, 64, a self-styled archbishop who wears flowing clerical robes and has been photographed with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, moved to Britain in the 1990s to start the Gilbert Deya Ministries in Peckham, south London, which has as...

Last month, High Court judges said it was "truly alarming" that the extradition case had been allowed to drag on for so long and criticised successive Governments for allowing him to delay proceedings with a string of false documents.

The Inner London Crown court entered a plea of not guilty against Deya.

He was later arraigned in court where he denied the charge of stealing five children from Mountain View Estate in Nairobi.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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