Kenya terror suspect linked to London bomber – UK
A UK terror suspect whose trial on terror charges reconvened Wednesday in Kenya served jail time with one of the men who carried out the 2005 London bomb attacks and may have been influenced by him, a British intelligence report reveals.
The report, which was shared with Kenyan counterterror authorities and was obtained by CNN, suggests that Jermaine Grant developed a relationship with the London bomber, Jermaine Lindsay, while they were held at a London facility.
British intelligence officials believe Grant was radicalised during that prison term.
He is facing three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony.
A source said the facility where Grant and Lindsay met was Feltham Young Offenders Institution, the same prison in which U.S. “shoe bomber” Richard Reid was allegedly radicalized, and where July 21 attack leader Muktar Said Ibrahim did time.
Grant was being held at Feltham for non-terror-related offenses, the source said.
Grant is accused of having connections with the al Qaeda-linked Somali group Al Shabaab, and then being dispatched as part of a cell to carry out attacks in Kenya’s port city of Mombasa.
He’s suspected of targeting hotels frequented by Western tourists in the city.