Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has Thursday afternoon remanded Jimmy Taylor, a 69 year old American National for assaulting a hotel employee.
A video of Taylor slapping, punching, chasing around the unidentified employee of the hotel on top of breaking the hotel glasses made rounds on social media two weeks ago.
When fellow employees and security intervened, the video showed the US citizen insisting on punching the unidentified man before saying nasty words about Uganda and its citizens.
“This man has disgraced Jesus. I am not going to tolerate him. Jesus is not going to lerate him,” said Taylor as he continued tormenting the Ugandan.
On Thursday afternoon, Taylor appeared before Buganda Road court Grade one magistrate Robert Mukanza but he could not plead to the charges because there was no state prosecutor in court.
Prosecution alleges 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.
Taylor who informed court that he had hearing difficulties has been then ordered to come back to court on Thursday for purposes of taking plea.
Upon conviction Taylor is likely to face an imprisonment term of not less than 5 years.
Following the releasing of the video, there was a public uproar on social media with many people accusing Taylor of being a racist.
Police recently said that during interrogation, the US citizen who claims to be a former US Marine and a missionary confessed to having attacked the victim.
“He claimed an illness caused him to suffer stress that drove him to attack the hotel staff,” police said in a statement.