Suspect in the murder of Caroline Mwatha linked to miracle babies scandal

Suspect in Caroline Mwatha's murder also involved in miracle babies scandal

Dandora Community Justice Centre founder member Caroline Mwatha Ochieng who went missing on February 6, 2019 (Twitter)

It has now emerged that Betty Akinyi Nyanya, who is one of the six suspects in the murder of Dandora activist Caroline Mwatha, was involved in the miracle babies scandal.

DCI George Kinoti indicated that Akinyi operated the New Njiru Clinic in Dandora which was claimed to have been used by Mwatha to procure an abortion that resulted in her death.

“It is believed that an abortion procedure was procured by the owner of the clinic namely Betty Akinyi Nyanya and one purported “Dr” Michael Onchiri, alias Dr Mike,” stated Kinoti.

Akinyi had been convicted in 2005 after she confessed in court that she had helped Mary Deya, wife to Bishop Gilbert Deya, to register the successful deliveries of miracle babies who were found out to have been stolen from their mothers and gifted to couples who could get a baby.

The suspect during the time of the scandal, was alleged to be a nurse who operated a clinic referred to as Gatheca Estate Nursing and Maternity home.

The lady had served her jail term at Lang’ata Women’s Prison in Nairobi.

Other suspects arraigned in court alongside Akinyi are Michael Onchiri, Richard Ramoya Abudo, Alexander Gitau Gikonyo, Stephen Maina and Georgia Achieng’ Tabitha.

Miracle babies scandal by Bishop Deya

 In 2017, the bishop was deported from the United Kingdom and brought to Kenya to face child theft accusations.

Deya had been arraigned at Mlimani Law Courts where he was charged with stealing five children between 1999 and 2004.

The embattled Deya, had fled to London and battled extradition by the UK government for 12 years.

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