DPP of­fice ha­rasses me be­cause I refuse to bribe, says ‘mir­a­cle baby’ pas­tor Deya

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries & Judiciary -

UK-based tel­e­van­ge­list Gil­bert Deya of the con­tro­ver­sial mir­a­cle ba­bies scam has ac­cused the DPP and po­lice of us­ing him to set­tle scores.

An ar­rest war­rant was is­sued for Deya in 2005 to face charges of five counts of child theft. Deya yes­ter­day said the DPP and DCI’s de­ci­sion to re­open and in­sti­tute crim­i­nal pro­ceed­ings against him is “a mere face-sav­ing gim­mick after they failed to se­cure the con­vic­tion of my wife”. “It is ev­i­dent the mat­ter is be­ing used to set­tle scores and vil­ify me. It is be­cause I re­fused to give into de­mands of bribes in or­der to have the in­ves­ti­ga­tions and pros­e­cu­tion halted,” Deya said in court pa­pers.

He wants the High Court to dis­miss the war­rant of ar­rest against him. Jus­tice Rose­lyn Aburili re­fused to cer­tify the case ur­gent. The case will be heard on Novem­ber 23.

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