In Summary
  • Mr Swaka said Britain and Kenya agreed that the preacher be accorded VIP treatment but that was not happening.

  • Lawyer Swaka said Mr Deya was not allowed to leave his room from 7pm, “and because there are no washrooms, he has to use a bucket and keep it in his room till morning”.

  • He said the British court directed that if remanded while awaiting trial, the preacher should be housed in the special unit at the prison.

Controversial preacher Gilbert Juma Deya on Thursday decried the poor conditions at Kamiti Maximum Prison when he appeared in court.

Through his lawyer John Swaka, the preacher said the conditions in the room where was being held were pathetic and not fit for human habitat.

Mr Swaka said Britain and Kenya agreed that the preacher be accorded VIP treatment but that was not happening.

He said Mr Deya was not allowed to leave his room from 7pm, “and because there are no washrooms, he has to use a bucket and keep it in his room till morning”.

“He is made to wash the bucket with his bare hands,” the lawyer said.

EXTREMELY DIRTY

“The single room cell is extremely dirty and the mattress has bugs which have been biting my client since August 4.”

The lawyer was making the arguments in support of bail application filed by Mr Deya.

He added that while in Britain, Mr Deya was able to meet the bail conditions while his extradition case was ongoing.

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