American who Assaulted Grand Imperial Hotel Staffer Remanded to Luzira

Jimmy Taylor (wearing cap) who claims to be a missionary and an ex US Marine, being led to Central Police Station.

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).

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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.

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