Idi Amin desired to change the name of Uganda to Idi because he thought he could do anything with Uganda. Everybody was scared to death to challenge that idea except for one man called Maliamulungu who was his bed-fellow. He politely softly 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?" Maliamulungu said, "the people of Cyprus are called Cypriots , so if you change Uganda to Idi, we will be called Idiots! Including your good self sir, so please let's maintain our name. Idi Amin said aah... Maliamulungu!, you are very intelligent. In fact, more intelligent than everyone in Uganda except me"