Trial of British terror suspect starts in Kenya

The trial of a British man who faces terrorism charges in Kenya has started in the coastal town of Mombasa.

The suspect, who is identified as Jermain Jhon Grant in court documents, sat silent Thursday as the prosecution's first witness told a magistrate's court of his first meeting with the suspect. Grant faces charges stemming from what Kenyan police say was his role in a failed terrorist plot in Kenya late last year.

The witness, Hassan Mohammed, said he helped Grant find a Kenyan wife. He said Grant lied to him about his identity and nationality.

Grant is already serving a jail term for being in Kenya illegally.

Kenya has been on high alert for possible terrorist strikes after sending its troops into Somalia last October.