American Missionary Mentally Unstable- Butabika Hospital

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The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says they will include the medical report on the suspects file before presenting it court.

The American Missionary who is accused of assaulting Francis Samanya, an employee of Grand Imperial Hotel could walk scot-free. A medical report from Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital shows that the American missionary, Jimmy Tailor is mentally unstable.

 

Tailor was picked up on Friday last week after a video went viral on social media showing him assaulting Samanya while shouting obscenities. He accused Samanya and all Ugandans of disliking Jesus Christ. Early this week, the DPP sanctioned charges of assault against Tailor prompting police to take him to Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital on Wednesday to ascertain his mental status before arraigning him court.

 
 
In his defense, Tailor blamed his behavior on his mental state, saying he was a victim of Bipolar disorder. The doctor who examined the suspect at Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital has indeed confirmed that the suspect suffers from Bipolar disorder. The Mayo clinic website defines Bipolar disorder as a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).




Bipolar disorder brings two types of episodes of Hypomania among people suffering from it. The symptoms of the episodes range from abnormal upbeat, increased activity, energy or agitation, Exaggerated sense of well-being and self-confidence (euphoria), decreased need for sleep, unusual talkativeness, racing thoughts, distractibility and poor decision-making among other symptoms.
 
 

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says they will include the medical report on the suspect's file before presenting it court. "The case is already sanctioned. We shall take everything to court and let it decide on how to proceed," Owoyesigyire told URN. Tailor is expected to appear in court on Friday.

 

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Jeanne started out as a political and crime reporter for NBS television in 2010. She went on to become a news director at the station before leaving in 2012 to join The Daily Monitor as an investigative reporter in 2012.

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