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Kenyan court convicts UK national in terror case

Publish date: 13 May 2019
Issue Number: 823
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Criminal

A Kenyan court has sentenced a UK national to four years in prison for possessing bomb-making material. Jermaine Grant was arrested in 2011, when police allegedly found chemicals, switches and a bomb-making manual at his Mombasa home. Samantha Lewthwaite – the so-called 'White Widow' who is wanted in connection with the 7/7 bombings in London in 2005 – is believed to have been staying at the house where the equipment was found. BBC News reports that Grant is serving nine years in jail for using forged documents to obtain Kenyan citizenship. The four years will be added to his current sentence. He has denied the charge and is appealing the conviction.

Full BBC News report