Kenya: Contrary to what I claimed in a recent comment, charges against three women associated with preacher Gilbert Deya have not been dropped. Mary Deya, Miriam Nyeko and Rose Kiserem claimed the case against them was defective, but the senior magistrate who heard the appeal was not impressed:
She found the application by the defence to be an attempt to delay the case and dismissed it, saying it was not in good faith.
The women are charged with harbouring a stolen child. Miriam Nyeko is also charged with fraudulently obtaining a birth certificate. by pretending to be the mother of the child.
Court thwarts bid to have case against Deya's wife dropped—The Standard (Nairobi), 17th March 2005.