‘F*** Uganda’, ‘You Obey Me’ and Other Racist Insults Behind Arrest of US Citizen in Uganda

Published August 19th, 2018 - 10:46 GMT
A screenshot was taken from a widely-shared video for an American citizen who went to attack and insult employees in a hotel in Uganda.
A screenshot was taken from a widely-shared video for an American citizen who went to attack and insult employees in a hotel in Uganda.

By Randa Darwish

A viral video was shared during the weekend of an American citizen who appeared to be physically attacking employees in Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala, Uganda while swearing and yelling racist insults.

The video was first shared on Facebook with a caption saying: “Let's Make This Go Viral. This Needs To Stop Now!!!!!”. It starts with the American man, who was later identified as Jimmy Taylor, jumping over the reception desk and trying to pursue the hotel employee.

Taylor then came in to the lobby and started hitting the employee and accused him of hating Jesus.

It did not stop there, Taylor then went to start swearing “F*** Uganda” and “I’ve come to love Uganda, I’ve come to help Uganda, but Uganda hates Jesus through this son-of-a-bitch,”.

Later after hitting the employees several times, Taylor started yelling: “Obey what I say. I don’t obey you. You understand me?”

Shortly after posting the video on internet, the Uganda Police Force tweeted they had arrested Jimmy Taylor and he was detained on charges of assault at the Central Police Station, Kampala.

Taylor, who claims to be a missionary and an ex-US Marine, tried to give grounds for his behaviour to the police claiming an illness led him act this way.

The video was shared hundreds of times with activists calling authorities in Uganda to take a serious action against this man and his unjustified behaviour.

Several African Americans jumped to condemn how the man acted, however, they pointed out the fact that they are being exposed to similar acts even in the US.

One user went to mock the man calling Uganda the “shithole” country, referring to Trump’s earlier remarks on African countries, in which Uganda was included.


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