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RWANDA: Gen Kayihura, Wasajja Attend King Kigeli’s Burial Ceremony

The last King of Rwanda, more about http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org/wp-admin/includes/continents-cities.php Kigeli V Ndahindurwa has been laid to rest in Nyanza District, viagra 100mg http://chemspec-api.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-theme-install-list-table.php Rwanda, this site http://cotro.com/wp-includes/option.php ending a difficult journey in exile.

The former King was deported to Tanganyika by the Belgian colonial government on 2 October 1961.

He later lived in Uganda, then Kenya, before settling in 1992 in the United States, where he passed away on 16 October 2016.

A U.S. court would later resolve a dispute in regard to the repatriation of Kigeli’s remains to Rwanda.

In what appeared a befitting send-off, Kigeli was laid to rest in Mwima, next to his brother and predecessor Mutara III Rudahigwa and Queen Rosalie Gicanda.

The function was graced by high ranking government officials and representatives from Uganda and DRC.

Uganda Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura, Prince Wasajja who represented Kabaka Mutebi, Dignitaries from Ankole, Tooro and Bunyoro Kingdoms and Uganda Embassy Officials attended the ceremony.

Kigeli was laid to rest in Mwima, next to his brother and predecessor Mutara III Rudahigwa and Queen Rosalie Gicanda

Kigeli was laid to rest in Mwima, next to his brother and predecessor Mutara III Rudahigwa and Queen Rosalie Gicanda (Courtesy photos)

Relatives of the deceased expressed their gratitude to government for financial support in the repatriation of Kigeli’s remains.

Some reports had indicated that President Kagame was quietly opposed to the return of Kigeli as a King of Rwanda.

It’s speculated that Kagame preferred that Kigeli returns as any other Rwandan but that the latter would receive government support.

It was understood that Kigeli’s advisors reportedly insisted on returning as a King of Rwanda despite the country being led by an elected president.

While there could have been some disagreements on how Kigeli would return to Rwanda, knowledgeable insiders told ChimpReports there was no lost love between the former Monarch and the current President.

King Kigeli, the last King of Rwanda had one of the shortest-lived reign before being sent to exile since 1960 when he was ousted by Rwanda’s first President Mbonyumutwa who then led a referendum to abolish the monarchy.

At the time of his death, it is no secret that Kigeli’s living conditions were a far cry from his brief prestigious past.

In “A King with no country,” the author Ariel Sabar described a King living in poor conditions in the United States and barely surviving on food stamps.

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