Kanyingi passed away on Monday at a hospital in India where he was undergoing treatment.
Sources close to the former prominent said he had been ailing for some time.
Capital FM News learnt that the family was making arrangements to bring the body back home for burial.
Kanyingi served as an elected Member of Parliament for one term between 2002 and 2007.
In December 2012, he announced that he had quit politics after pressure from his family.