King Kigeli V to Be Buried in Rwanda – US Court Rules

King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa died on October 16, 2016

The body of Rwanda’s last monarch King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa will have to be buried in Rwanda without any other hindrances – a court in U.S state of Virginia has ruled.

The court ruling brings an end to prolonged disagreements between factions that failed to decide on where the king would be buried. One faction wanted the king buried in the US while others preferred Rwanda.

Various meetings took place in Rwanda and the U.S. to try to find common ground – but instead each side dug more extreme poles. Neither wanted to compromise. They decided to seek court intervention.

Kigeli was the last ruling King (Mwami) of Rwanda, from 28 July 1959 until the overthrow of the Rwandan monarchy on 28 January 1961. He died last year in October but the kings body still remains in a hospital morgue.




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