DECEASED: King Kigeli Ndahindurwa V will be buried in Rwanda.
EC Village Verification

About three months after he died, the body of King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa arrives at Kanombe International Airport later today.

King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, who ascended the throne in 1959 and was ousted in 1961, died of hypertension on October 16, last year, aged 80, giving rise to a court battle waged by relatives; the decision to bury the monarch in Rwanda was made by court in Virginia, US, after the King’s relative disagreed on whether to lay the remains in the US or return them to Rwanda.

The Virginia Court order

Subsequently, after two days of hearing from witnesses both sides, on January 4 the court ruled that King Kigeli’s body be returned to Rwanda and laid to rest at his Nyanza Palace.

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At the time of his death he had lived in exile in the US for about 24 years.