Self proclaimed Archbishop Gilbert Deya will remain in at Kamiti maximum prison pending the hearing and determination of his case.
While delivering his ruling on his release on bond, Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi said that the prosecution has showed compelling reasons to deny the accused bond
However, the magistrate directed that the prosecution must be ready with their witnesses on the first date failure to which the defense will be at liberty to apply for Deya’s release on bond.
Prosecution yet to provide defense with documentary evidence
The prosecution was requesting for seven more days to furnish the defense with documentary evidence after they failed to do so within the first seven days after Deya was presented in court.
Deya’ s lawyer John Suaka objected to the request in grounds that the prosecution had everything ready when they brought his client to court adding that they were given seven days to do so which should have been enough.
“It is psychological torture for the accused to be denied bond and still not be provided with documents to know the nature of the charges he is facing,” Suaka told the court.
Magistrate Andayi ruled that as per the constitution, the accused person should be provided all documents intended to be used in the case against him.
He directed that the prosecution furnish the defense with the documents today otherwise they will have violated the rights of the accused person.
The self proclaimed Archbishop was charged on August 4th with five counts of child stealing after being extradited from the UK to come and face the charges against him.