Clerics Want Pastor to Be Charged

Religious leaders have asked the government to seek the assistance of Interpol to extradite church minister Gilbert Deya to Kenya to face charges of child trafficking.

Eldoret Catholic Diocese Bishop Cornelius Korir, the Rev Eli Rop of the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya and the Head of the Reformed Churches in the North Rift, the Rev Samson Akoru, spoke separately to the East African Standard.

"The way the children are said to have been born is in itself mysterious, meaning that something fishy took place in the process. The children are being identified as lost or stolen ones; Deya should stop associating God with these activities," Korir said.

Akoru wondered why the deliveries of the "miracle babies" were supposed to be carried out in Nairobi even when the "blessed" couples were far away in the UK.

Meanwhile, more than 30 couples have come forward to lay claim to some of the so-called miracle babies. But only four of the couples that had by yesterday turned up at the CID headquarters have been able to "identify" their babies.

And police said yesterday they would restrict visits to the babies at the Nairobi Children's Home until the DNA results are out. CID spokesman Gideon Kibunja said the babies were getting nervous because of the high number of visitors they are receiving daily.

He said they have pictures of the babies.

"Let anyone who has lost a baby come out and try whether he or she can identify his or her from among the ones at the home," he said.