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Interview with Derreck Kayongo

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Former refugee turned global human rights activist and former CEO Derreck Kayongo shares his remarkable story of transformation to illustrate the power of creativity and observation to solve any challenges.

Derreck Kayongo was born January 25, 1970, in Kampala, Uganda, just before General Idi Amin Dada seized power in a military coup. The new regime became known for its brutality, and today Idi Amin is one of history’s most notorious dictators. As violence spread through the country and civil war erupted, Kayongo and his family became refugees in Kenya. He later [...]