By Times Reporter
The Government has extended support to the family of Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, the last King of Rwanda, with regard to funeral arrangements for the former monarch who passed on the United States on Sunday.
“It is with sadness that the Government of Rwanda has learned of the passing of Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, the former King of Rwanda,” the Government said in a statement released late Monday.
But the Government noted that it had “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,” the statement added.
King Kigeli V was 80.
Kigali recalled that the former King was deported to Tanganyika by the Belgian colonial government on October 2, 1961.
“He later lived in Uganda, then Kenya, before settling in 1992 in the United States,” it said.