British man guilty of possessing bomb-making materials in Kenya

A British man accused of helping to plan terrorist attacks in Kenya has been found guilty of possession of bomb-making materials.

The magistrate in Mombasa acquitted him of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Jermaine Grant, from east London, was arrested in 2011 and is already serving a nine-year sentence for forging documents in an attempt to obtain Kenyan citizenship.

Prosecutors argued that he had planned a bombing campaign against hotels popular with foreign tourists.

Prosecutors had previously said that a British woman, Samantha Lewthwaite, was also wanted in connection with the same plot.

Known as “the white widow” she has not been arrested.

Jermaine Grant will be sentenced next month.

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