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The Gov’t issues statement on the death of King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa

On Sunday morning, Rwandans and the world learned the passing of last monarch king of Rwanda Kigeli V Ndahindurwa in United states of America where he exiled after leaving the throne.

The government has released the official statement on the death and says it is ready to provide any necessary support regarding funeral arrangements.

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It is with sadness that the Government of Rwanda has learned of the passing of Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, the former King of Rwanda.

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.

The Government of Rwanda has not yet been informed by the family regarding the final resting place and funeral arrangements. When they make their preferences known, the Government stands ready to provide any necessary support”.

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