Former Rwandan King Living on Public Assistance in Virginia

Also sells knighthoods


Figure the last king of Rwanda is living on a swanky estate somewhere in Africa? Try again: Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, who ruled from 1959-61, has spent years living in low-income housing in Virginia, where he likes watching wrestling on TV and handing out candies to kids, reports the Washingtonian. But he also dreams of returning to Rwanda and reuniting the Hutus and Tutsis as a benevolent royal figure. Only problem: Rwandan President Paul Kagame doesn't want a king, and Kigeli may have missed his chance, when genocide tore the country apart in 1994 and left nearly a million Rwandans dead.