Man returns home 47 years after he left to buy riceanyevalentine | 28.07.2021 | 0 | World
Man returns home 47 years after he left to buy rice
A Nakuru native in Kenya has finally returned home since he left home to buy rice at 23 years old.
James Mwaura, who hails from Molo, Nakuru county, now a 70-year-old man, disappeared 47 years ago but has now found his way back, thanks to Facebook.
Mwaura went missing when he was just 23 years old in 1974 after being sent to the shop to buy rice for the family. According to a report filed by Citizen Digital, Mwaura lost his way in the process, only to find himself in Nairobi with no money and no kin to turn to as he found out that his brothers who had been staying in the city had also moved.
He then hitched a ride to Naro Moru in Nyeri county where he started a new life and later married a woman he met there. Years later, like everybody else these days, he was scrolling through Facebook when he stumbled upon a seemingly familiar face.
He sent the person a message in his inbox, and this person turned out to be one of his nephews. The two struck up a conversation and agreed on a rendezvous on Wednesday, July 21, before the family reunion happened on Thursday.
Mwaura, who arrived home in a blue suit, informed the family members that he is happily married and blessed with three children and four grandchildren.
Man returns home 47 years after he left to buy rice.