Kenyan magistrate court has acquitted self-styled Pastor Gilbert Deya of child-trafficking charges due to insufficient evidence.
The concerns were first raised about the conduct of Mr Deya, who ran a church in London, in a BBC investigation in 2004.
Women experiencing difficulties conceiving who attended the Gilbert Deya’s church in Peckham, South-east London, were told they could have “miracle babies.”
Persecution alleged that the babies were stolen from poor Kenyan families.
Mr Deya got arrested in Edinburgh in 2006 under International arrest warrant issued by Kenya.
The self-styled Pastor was extradited from the UK in 2017 after his decade-long legal battle failed.
In his ruling on Monday, magistrate Robinson Ondieki said the prosection had failed to establish circumstantial evidence.
Speaking outside court in presence of his supporters Mr Deya said that charges have damaged his reputation.
He added that he has forgiven those who wanted to see h in jail and will continue to preach the word of God.
In 2011 Mr Deya’s wife was jailed after being found guilty of stealing a baby from the main referral hospital in Kenya’s capital Nairobi and falsely stating she has given birth to the baby.
Reported by Willard James Phiri