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US national remanded over assault

By Barbra Kabahumuza

Added 30th August 2018 07:41 PM

Taylor's video while assaulting (slapping) Francis Ssamanya at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala went viral on social media networks two weeks ago.

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Taylor's video while assaulting (slapping) Francis Ssamanya at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala went viral on social media networks two weeks ago.

PIC: Jimmy Taylor (left) an American Citizen being brought to the dock at Buganda Road Court in Kampala on August 30, 2018 where he was charged with assault of Francis Ssamanya at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala on August 17 2018. (Credit: Godfrey Kimono)

             
The Buganda Road court has remanded to Luzira Prisons a 69-year-old US National, Jimmy Taylor on charges of assaulting a hotel employee.

Yesterday, Taylor 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.

 “I remand you to Luzira Prisons until tomorrow that is when the state attorney will be around,” he ordered.

Taylor's video while assaulting (slapping) Francis Ssamanya at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala went viral on social media networks two weeks ago.

In the video that was captured by CCTV cameras, Tylor was seen smashing a glass and going after Ssamanya while murmuring that he (Ssamanya) does not like Jesus and therefore he doesn't like him (Taylor).

At that moment, Ssamanya's colleagues were seen in the video intervening to separate the two before Taylor could do more harm.

Taylor, who informed court that he had hearing difficulties, has been ordered to come back to court tomorrow to take plea.

Prosecution states that Taylor, a resident of Arkansas in the USA, unlawfully assaulted Ssamanya and caused body harm to him on August 17, 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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