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Man Returns Home 47 Years After He Was Sent To Buy Rice At A Local Shop

24 July 2021

A Kenyan man who went missing after he was sent to buy rice at a local grocery store has finally been reunited with his family, 47 years later. James Mwaura disappeared from home 47 years ago, in 1974, after he was sent to the shop to buy rice for the family. He was then aged 23. Now 70, Mwaura has found his way back home in Molo, Nakuru County thanks to Facebook. According to CitizenDigital, Mwaura reportedly got disoriented on his way to the shops only to find himself in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. But he had no money and no relative to turn to as he found that his brothers who stayed 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, while scrolling on Facebook, Mwaura stumbled upon a seemingly familiar face. He then sent the person a message in his inbox and it turned out to be one of his nephews. The two struck up a conversation and agreed to meet up on Wednesday, before the family reunion eventually happened on Thursday, 22 July 2021. Mwaura, who arrived home in a blue suit, informed the family members that he is now happily married and blessed with three children and four grandchildren.