Host Joseph Cotto welcomes The Marquis Dr. Carl Lindgren, past secretary general to H.M. Kigeli V, Rwanda’s long-displaced royal. Overthrown in 1961, King Kigeli has been trying to get back to Rwanda ever since. These days, Kigeli lives modestly, never having raided his nation’s treasury or sold its natural resources to money-lusting foreigners.
King Kigeli promoted constitutional monarchy while in office, surrendered vital political power had by his predecessors, and advocated strict nonviolence. In exile, he has expressed support for intermarriage between warring tribes and refuses to engage in ethnocentrism.
Kigeli is the sort of man who should be a world leader. As it is, he sits in his less-than-opulent Northern Virginia home waiting for a better tomorrow we have a chance to learn more about this man who would be King.