The family of Rwanda’s last monarch, Kigeli V has not yet reached a consensus of holding his funeral in Rwanda as discussions are continued to reach agree with relatives living in America for the final decision.
Talking to the media after a family meeting of late Kigali V, Rutigana Medard one of his relatives, said that they have been holding meetings to agree on what should be done regarding funeral arrangements.
“We had many questions in our meeting, so we consulted elder Pastor Ezra Mpyisi who used to advise the King since he knows much more about Kigeli V Ndahindurwa,” said Medard.
Pastor Mpyisi has also said that the family in Rwanda consented to burying the King in Rwanda.
“All Rwanda is saddened by the death of the King and we are discussing about bringing his body to Rwanda for burial since it is where his kingdom was before being exiled,” said Mpyisi.
“He committed no offense in Rwanda and even abroad. Relatives and the government found no reason denying burial inside the country,” added Mpyisi.
Mpyisi explained that failure to bury King Kigeli V in Rwanda would be betrayal of his family. “As the advisor of the late, I want him buried in Rwanda,” said Mpyisi adding that the family of the King in collaboration with the government wishes to bury the late King Kigeli V in Rwanda,” he added.
“It is expected that his relatives in Rwanda will fly to America to discuss with relatives there and reach a consensus of where he should be buried,” said Mpyisi.