Former Ugandan dictatorIdi Amin was born into the Kakwa ethnic group. After Amin was deposed in 1979, many Kakwa people were killed in revenge killings, causing others to leave the area. However, they have now returned to their native areas in the West Nile region of northern Uganda. The major cities of the Kakwa people are the Yei and Morobo districts (Republic of South Sudan), Koboko district (Uganda), Imgbokolo and Aba (Congo). The Kakwa people some times refer to themselves as "Kakwa Saliya Musala", translated directly as "kakwa three hills" a phrase they commonly use to denote their 'oneness' in spite of being politically dispersed among three countries.