Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Briton faces court on terror charge

Briton Jermain Jhon Grant is guarded by prison wardens at his trial on terrorism charges in Mombasa (AP)

A Briton has gone on trial on terrorism charges in Kenya.

The man, identified as Jermain Jhon Grant in court documents, sat silent as the prosecution's first witness gave evidence in a magistrate's court in the coastal town of Mombasa.

Grant faces charges stemming from what Kenyan police say was his role in a failed terrorist plot in Kenya late last year.

The witness, Hassan Mohammed, said he helped Grant find a Kenyan wife. He said Grant lied to him about his identity and nationality.

Grant is already serving a jail term for being in Kenya illegally.

Kenya has been on high alert for possible terrorist strikes after sending its troops into Somalia last October.

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