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Rwandan ancient King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa passes on

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Kigeli Ndahindurwa who had been ruling Rwanda from from 28 July 1959 until the overthrow of the monarchy on 28 January 1961, passes away after he had been admitted three days ago in hospital where he finally passed away last night.

No official declaration of his detah but Albert Rudatsimburwa, a journalist, owner of Contact FM/TV and expert in politics tweets about his death occurs in exile.

Kigeli was born Ndahindurwa on 29 June 1936 in Kamembe, Rwanda, to Yuhi Musinga, the deposed King Yuhi V of Rwanda, and Queen Mukashema, one of his wives. Kigeli had fourteen siblings, being one of the youngest of his father’s many children.

When Kigeli was 4 years old, his father was exiled by the Belgian government to Moba, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Following the death of his father, in 1944 he returned to Rwanda. Kigeli was baptised a Roman Catholic in his teens, taking the Christian name Jean-Baptiste.

He received his education at the Groupe Scolaire Astrida (now Groupe Scolaire Officiel de Butare) in Rwanda, and at Nyangezi College in the modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo. After he finished school in 1956, he worked in local government in Rwanda until 1959.

More details about his death are still underway…

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Théogène U @Bwiza.com

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