British terror suspect Grant's nine years jail term slashed by three years

Jailed British terror suspect Jermaine Grant.
Jailed British terror suspect Jermaine Grant’s nine year prison term has been reduced to six for good conduct.

The nine-year term was in regard to a 2015 conviction for forgery and illegal attempt to register as a Kenyan citizen.

Grant was jailed by Justice Martin Muya after the Director of Public Prosecutions successfully applied to overturn a decision by the magistrate's court at Shanzu that had acquitted him.

Grant is being held at Shimo la Tewa Maximum Security Prison.

However, he will only benefit from the reduced term if he maintains good behavior.

This means Grant could walk to freedom next year.

However, his trial on terrorism charges has not been concluded. The magistrate is expected to give the judgment on April 24.

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Since arrest on December 20, 2011, Grant has faced several trials in Kenyan courts.

He was first tried for being in Kenya illegally and jailed for two years. He completed the sentence. He was also accused of escaping from police custody in 2009, but later acquitted.

Yesterday, prison authorities confirmed that Grant's jail term had been reduced.

“He had applied for remission at the High Court, but before his application was heard, prison authorities sent a signal that he was among the inmates who had been granted remission, subject to his behavior for the remaining days," said a prison officer.

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