- In fact, more intelligent than all in Uganda, except for me
Idi Amin once wanted to change the name of Uganda to Idi because he thought he could do anything with Uganda.
All were afraid to challenge him on that, except for one man by name Maliamungu who was close to him.
He said, “Your Excellency Sir, do you know Cyprus?”
Idi Amin with a surprised look asked, “What has Cyprus got to do with my decision to change our name to Idi?”
Maliamungu replied, “The people of Cyprus are called Cypriots, so if you change Uganda to Idi, we will be called Idiots, including your good self, so please lets maintain our name.”
Idi Amin responded, ‘Aaah Maliamungu, you are very intellignent.
In fact, more intelligent than all in Uganda, except for me.