Idi Amin Dada went into records as one of the cruel despot in the history of Africa. His regime was ridden with rampant human rights abuse, economic mismanagement and gross political repression. Over 500,000 lives were lost under his reign as a president in Uganda. Born in Koboko in 1946, Idi Amin Dada joined king's Army Rifles(KAR) of the British Army as cook but managed to rise through the military ranks to become a lieutenant, and took part in several warfares.
Shortly after Uganda attained independence from the British in 1962, he rose to the position of a major, and he got appointed as a commander of the Ugandan army in 1965.
Amin was found corporable of embezzling army funds as an army commander. As a result, President of Uganda, Milton Obote planned to arrest and incarcerate Idi Amin. However, Amin ambushed Milton Obote's government by staging a military coup and became the President of Uganda in 1971.
Amin reigned a president for 8 years. Having felt so powerful, Amin tried extending his dominion to Tanzania but his attacks were quickly rebuffed by Tanzania president Julius Nyerere and his troops who went on to oust Amin Dada from power. He left Uganda and exiled in Saudi Arabia until his death in 2003.
Few years after his death, one of Amin's 43 children, who lived with his mother in the UK started making headlines in the Country. Just like his father, Amin's son, Faisal Wanguita gained a bad reputation for his constant involvement in gang related attacks on the streets of London, UK.
Faisal Wangita who was unemployed ganged up with 13 other men to murder a Somali teenager in 2006. He was arrested and imprisoned for five years. His extremist reputation raised considerable concern in the country, prompting authorities to get him deported. In 2010, when Faisal was just hours from deportation from the UK, he and seven other men attacked their fellow deportee inflicting him with body injuries. Faisal Wanguita was subsequently deported, however we have no information concerning his whereabouts at the moment..
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