Court finds Jermaine Grant guilty of possessing explosives

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British terror suspect Jermaine Grant . PHOTO: COURTESY

Mombasa, KENYA: A Briton charged in Mombasa for possessing explosives was found guilty after 18 witnesses testified against him.

Jermain Grant was found to be in possession of explosive materials namely acetone chemical, Hyrogen Peroxiode chemical, Ammonium Nitrate, Sulphur sublime container and four size ‘AA’ super batteries and eleven centimeter piece of electric conducting wire.

Court ruled on Wednesday that the chemicals and fuse that were found could be used to make explosives.

“I therefore find that Grant knew about the chemicals and other items in the house. So this means he was in constructive possession of the same,” ruled Chief Magistrate Evans Makori.

Grant was arrested on 20th December 2011 at Kisauni in Mombasa County.

His wife Warda Breik Islam was acquitted since she had only visited Grants house, where the chemicals were found, once.

The court ruled that there was no evidence to prove if she had been in communication with Grant.

Sentencing is set for 9th May.

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