Hypocrisy: Gilbert Deya: August 2004 Archives

August 26, 2004

Letter to the President

Kenya: The wife of Archbishop Gilbert Deya has been arrested, and he is clearly feeling somewhat stressed. He has written a bizarre letter to Kenya's President Kibaki claiming that Satan has confused Kenya, and that God would now curse the country. The letter includes a potentially serious allegation of attempted rape by police officers but, unfortunately, the tone of the letter makes it too easy to dismiss this as the rantings of a deranged nutter:

The letter full of invective and cant accused the government of throwing away the glory that God had planned for the country. Your wicked, demonic police, who might have been trained by the devil from hell are attempting to rape the holy Woman of God. Your unfaithful government have taken their evil hand, laid it upon my family and disgraced me and my children, Oh Kenya! You are doomed, you are cursed, warned Deya.

He also claims that the authorities are failing to spoil the children in their care:

My children are in unhealthy childcare. I am suspecting the type of food they are eating now, the type of water they are drinking and whether their lives are the style I have raised them. Be aware that my children are living a life higher than the care they have been taken to. They eat special food. They are used to their driver, Mr Ototo. They are used to their nannies, their toys and all this they are missing which might affect their future growth, he added.

'Miracle babies': Deya's bizarre letter to KibakiEast African Standard, 24th August 2004; See also 'Miracle babies' not related to mothersPagan Prattle, 17th August 2004 and Fast-track pregnancyPagan Prattle, 13th August 2004.

August 17, 2004

'Miracle babies' not related to mothers

Kenya: There has been couple of interesting devolpments in the miracle babies story. Firstly, in two cases where British women applied for passports for 'their' new babies, DNA tests carried out by the British High Commission failed to match, and documents presented to support the applications turned out to be forgeries. The matter has been handed to Kenyan authorites for investigation.

The multi-millionaire evangelist at the centre of the case faces charges of human trafficking in London. Archbishop Gilbert Deya blames a complex conspiracy for his woes, and also accuses those who expressed concern of doing the Devil's work:

Deya attacked the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, (RCOG) Church of England (CoE) and Children Charities in UK who have called for an investigation into his claims, terming them as evil and tools of satan -- These organisations are evil, they are the Pharisees, they claim they know God but they don't. God can't use them to show his work because they are evil, he said
The church of England, The Royal College of obstetrics and Gynaecology are the enemy of God, believe people like Dominic Walker. The Archbishop of Monmouth is a devil worshipper if he can not believe in miracles and think that the power of God can be misused noted Deya[.] RCOG and CoE and several Children Charities in UK have called for an investigation into the claims, saying Deya's actions are a front for baby-trafficking. Bishop Walker had criticised Deya's practice and had called for urgent police investigation.

Meanwhile, the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) is to launch a new web site to help find adoptive parents for specific children considered 'hard to adopt' by adoption services. New parents for black and ethnic minority children are particularly needed.

DNA test fails to confirm baby miracle claimEast African Standard, 17th August 2004; Adoption charity's new research project to find families on the webNews@www.adoption-net.co.uk, 16th August 2004; Fast-track pregnancyThe Pagan Prattle Online, 13th August 2004.

August 13, 2004

Fast-track pregnancy

Kenya: The police have been asked to investigate an evangelical cult which claims to provide miracle babies for infertile or post-menopausal women. A BBC documentary found that the divine miracle was more likely to be a dodgy human trafficking operation.

The programme investigated Archbishop Gilbert Deya, who heads a rapidly expanding evangelical movement said to number about 36,000 UK members in Britain.

He said he helps women who are unable to conceive naturally by proclaiming them pregnant - after an exorcism.

He then sends them to the backstreet clinics of Nairobi's slums where they apparently give birth.

Although pregnancy tests and ultra sound scans have shown no presence of a baby, women who have used his services claim they have displayed all the visible signs of being pregnant.

These 'pregnancies' last considerably less than the usual nine months, and the babies appear to have none of their mothers' DNA.

Inquiry call on 'miracle babies'BBC News, 13th August 2004; also a piece on You and Yours, BBC Radio 4, 12th August 2004.

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