Last August, a self-proclaimed ‘archbishop’ Gilbert Deya was extradited to Kenya after a United Kingdom judge rule terming the ten-year delay as “scandalous”.
Pastor Deya left Kenya for the United Kingdom in the mid-90s. Through his ministry, he convinced women unable to bear children owing to various reasons that they could have “miracle babies”.
Together with his wife, they lured female followers in UK churches, convinced them they were pregnant and brought them to Kenya and presented them with a baby allegedly stolen from slum hospitals in Nairobi.
Pastor Deya is not the only one; hundreds of pastors have been reported to do weird things in the name of ‘miracles’.
Take for example South African pastor Hamilton Nala – who has branded ‘holy’ water that he claims can heal a variety of diseases including Aids. A member of his congregation told how she had been cured of her homosexuality after using the products.
With an increase in the new lot of churches, Christians are left puzzled by the extent which pastors can go to ‘perform’ miracles targeting to attract more members to their mammoth churches.