- Deya told trial magistrate Robinson Ondieki that he does not even know the children he is accused of stealing
- He added that same charges being preferred against him are the same as his wife Mary Deya who was charged before Kibera Court and she was subsequently acquitted
Television Evangelistic Gilbert Deya has taken a swipe at the prosecution for allegedly stealing five children.
Deya told trial magistrate Robinson Ondieki that he does not even know the children he is accused of stealing.
He testified during his re-examination by his lawyer John Swaka, that the prosecution did not produce children as evidence or bring their parents to justify the criminal case.
“There no children or woman who has come to testify that I have stolen her child, the names of the children are fictitious to me…I would like to know the identity of the children ” Bishop Deya told court.
They called me fugitive
He said that during the time of the alleged stealing of children he was in United Kingdom. Allegations that children were found in his Mountain View house were not proved by prosecution by way of evidence.
Deya added that same charges being preferred against him are the same as his wife Mary Deya who was charged before Kibera Court and she was subsequently acquitted.
The televangelist testified that the prosecution did obtained extradition order and he immediately filed an application in UK High Court and the order was halted.
He told court that when the order was set aside, the government presented fake documents and the court ordered his extradition in 2017.
He said that he has since divorce his wife Mary Deya, but confirmed that he has two children David Deya and Sarah Deya who are living in UK.
“I don’t want the name Mary be mentioned, she is not my wife… We have divorced and she no longer carries my name, we have two children but as for now she is not my wife.
After the close of cross examination and re-examination the defence and prosecution were given each seven days to put in their written submission and the matter be mentioned on 31st April 2023 to confirm compliance.
By Rodgers Oduor