British terror suspect Jermaine Grant has been convicted of being in possession of bomb making materials that were to be used in launching a terror attack in Kenya.
In a ruling delivered in Mombasa on Wednesday, the court said that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that the chemicals the suspect was found with were to be used in making of an explosive for purposes of committing a terrorist act.
Chief Magistrate Evans Makori, who read the judgement, said the literature found in the accused’s residence together with information extracted from a flash disk, also recovered from him, clearly indicated that the items were to be used to make an explosive.
“There is no doubt Grant was going to prepare explosives for terrorism purposes which would have had a deadly outcome,” the magistrate said in the judgement that was written by Senior Principal Magistrate Joyce Gandani.
But Grant was acquitted of the offence of conspiracy to commit a terror attack in the country due to lack of evidence. During his trial, Grant informed the court that the room where chemicals used in making bombs were found by police belonged to his co-accused, Fuad Abubakar Manswab.
Mr Fuad, who had been admitted to a Sh20 million bond, absconded court in 2012 and detectives suspect he is hiding in Somalia.
Source: Daily Nation