Idi Amin joined the Ugandan Army in 1962 and quickly became one of its most decorated soldiers (of course, it helped that he was the one doing the decorating).
After he rose to armed forces commander, he overthrew dictator Milton Obote and seized power. More decorations followed, and soon, he became hard to distinguish from a Christmas tree.
Amin was what might, euphemistically, be termed a strong leader. During his nine-year reign, he was responsible for the deaths of an estimated half-million people.
He was finally dethroned in 1979 by Tanzanian troops joined by Ugandan dissidents.
Today, he is living in exile and is in poor health. In fact, according to this BBC report, he needs two new kidneys. He had two of them lined up but they turned out to be incompatible.
He needs some that are compatible and pronto.
So, if you are a megalomaniacal, murderous former dictator in reasonably good health and would be willing to part with one of your kidneys, please get in touch with Idi Amin as soon as possible.
And if you’d be willing to part with both of them at the same time, that would be even better.