A 69-year-old American national, Jimmy Taylor has been remanded to Luzira prison on charges of assaulting a Hotel employee .
Taylor’s video while assaulting (slapping) Franco Ssamanya at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala went viral on social media networks 2 weeks ago.
In the video, Taylor is seen smashing a glass and going after Ssamanya while murmuring that he (Ssamanya ) doesnot like Jesus and there he doesn’t like him (Taylor).
At that moment Ssamanya’s colleagues are seen in the video intervening to separate the 2 before Taylor could do more harm .
Taylor has appeared before Buganda Road court Grade one magistrate Robert Mukanza but he could not plead to the charge because there was no state prosecutor in court .
Taylor who informed court that he had hearing difficulties has been then ordered to come back to court tomorrow for purposes of taking plea.
Prosecution alleges that Taylor, a resident of Arkansas in the USA unlawfully assaulted Ssamanya and caused body harm to him on the 17th/August 2018 at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala .
Upon conviction Taylor is likely to face an imprisonment term of not less than 5 years.