The applicant is the Founder and Archbishop of Gilbert Deya Ministries with a global congregation with headquarters in Peckham, a district of South East London, United Kingdom.
So reads court papers filed in a Nairobi court in which Deya claims that the Kenyan Government has always wanted he comes back to answer to charges relating to the “Miracles babies fiasco.”
“The applicant is desirous of coming back to Kenya as soon as practically possible but is apprehensive that the police will arrest, manhandle and embarrass him on the pretext of investigating and charging the applicant for the aforesaid charges,” reads the affidavit.
To this end Deya seeks the protection of the court and an assurance of his safety and liberty, his lawyer John Swaka said.
“We are here for anticipatory bail,” the lawyer told Justicenow.co.ke soon after filing the application.
Wife was acquitted
Deya’s wife, Mary Juma, was acquitted of the aforementioned offences and the televangelist pegs his hopes that the same will happen to him and “is ready to present himself before law enforcement, the affidavit states.
‘The applicant is willing to present himself to court for plea and at a time and appointed by the honourable court,” Deya submits.
Deya commands a congregation of 36,000 members in London alone.
He hails from Bondo, Siaya county.