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Britain sets conditions for Deya’s extradition

Friday February 14 2014

A file photo taken on November 1, 2007 shows Kenyan preacher Gilbert Deya, 55, arriving at Westminster Magistrates Court, in central London. The United Kingdom will extradite self-proclaimed miracle evangelist Gilbert Deya on the condition that he is held at special units of Kenya’s two maximum prisons. AFP PHOTO/SHAUN CURRY

By NATION TEAM

The United Kingdom will extradite self-proclaimed miracle evangelist Gilbert Deya on the condition that he is held at special units of Kenya’s two maximum prisons.

Britain also wants the government to give the assurances in a sworn affidavit before it begins the process of extraditing Bishop Deya who is wanted over child trafficking charges.

In a note sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UK wants Bishop Deya, who has also been tried in London on charges of rape, to be either remanded at the Special Unit at Kamiti Prison.

And should he be convicted in Kenya, the UK insists that the bishop should be detained at either Kamiti or Nairobi West Prison.

“The British High Commission respectfully requests these assurances in the form of a sworn affidavit from the appropriate authority,” the note obtained by the Saturday Nation reads.

Friday, the High Commission officials said they were waiting for the response of the government in order to start the extradition case in London.

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“We are now seeking further assurance from the Government of Kenya on the basis of that report, so that we can take this extradition case forward,” said the embassy’s spokesman, Mr John Bradshaw.

He said the bishop had exhausted all avenues of appeal against his extradition but the UK had specific demands based on the treaties it had signed with 100 countries.

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