Preacher Gilbert Deya at Milimani law courts on August 04, 2017. PHOTO | SAM KIPLAGATPreacher Gilbert Deya at Milimani law courts on August 04, 2017. PHOTO | SAM KIPLAGAT
By SAM KIPLAGAT

Controversial preacher Gilbert Deya pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing five children in Mountain View Estate.

The five children were reportedly stolen between 1999 and 2004 in Nairobi.

The preacher was arraigned at Milimani Court  hours after landing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) under tight security.

Five senior prosecutors from the Office of Director of Public Prosecution were present in court for the case. Theye were Nicholas Mutuku, Tabitha Ouya, Victor Mule, Edwin Okello and Hellen Mutela.

Mr Deya was represented by lawyers John Sakwa and Cliff Ombeta.

Five senior prosecutors from the DPP: Nicholas Mutuku, Tabitha Ouya, Victor Mule, Edwin Okello and Hellen Mutela are present in court for the case while he is being represented by lawyers John Sakwa and Cliff Ombeta.

 

FROM RIGHT: Preacher Gilbert Deya with his lawyers John Swaka and Cliff Ombeta. PHOTO | SAM KIPLAGAT

FROM RIGHT: Preacher Gilbert Deya with his lawyers John Swaka and Cliff Ombeta. PHOTO | SAM KIPLAGAT

The televangelist lost a long-standing court battle against extradition from United Kingdom, in which he argued that it would breach his human rights to send him back to his home country.