Jermaine Grant found guilty of abetting terrorism

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A Mombasa court has found Jermaine Grant, a Briton guilty of possessing explosive-making materials.

Grant was charged together with his wife Warda Breik and Frank Ngala after they were arrested at a house in Kisauni It is alleged, the house belongs to the most wanted woman on the terror list Samantha Lewthwaite commonly known as White widow.

While delivering the verdict, Senior Principal Magistrate Joyce Gandani said the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that the accused person lived in the house where the chemicals were recovered. The chemicals are key ingredients in the making of explosives.

She further said evidence produced had linked the chemicals to Grant.

Gandani, however, acquitted Warda and Ngala over lack of sufficient evidence.

Grant is already serving a nine years term in a case where he was found guilty of forging documents in order to get an identification card.

He was sentenced in 2015 by Judge Martin Muya after a successful appeal by the prosecution.

Resident magistrate Anastancia Ndung’u had earlier on acquitted Grant citing lack of sufficient evidence in the forgery case.

He was jailed for nine counts of forgery, including presenting fake documents in order to obtain a Kenyan Identity card.

He is set to be sentenced on May 9th.

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