The body of deceased Rwanda King Ndahindurwa V Kigeli will be laid to rest on Sunday, January 15 at his Nyanza Palace, reports indicate.
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 in a US court.
The decision to bury the late monarch in Rwanda was made by court in Virginia, US, after the King’s relatives disagreed on whether to lay the remains in the US or return them to Rwanda.
Subsequently, after two days of hearing from witnesses both sides, the court ruled that King Kigeli’s body be laid to rest in Rwanda.
At the time of his death he had lived in exile in the US for about 24 years.