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70-year-old man who disappeared after he was sent to buy rice 47 years ago reunites with his family

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A Kenyan man who disappeared from home 47 years ago has found his way back to his family house in Molo, Nakuru County thanks to Facebook.

James Mwaura, now 70, went missing when he was just 23 years old in 1974 after he was sent to the shop to buy rice for the family.

He reportedly lost his way in the process, only to find himself in Nairobi with no money and no kin to turn to as he found that his brothers who stayed in the city had also moved, CitizenDigital reports.

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He then hitched a ride to Naro Moru in Nyeri County, Kenya where he started a new life and later settled into marriage with a woman he met there.

The Septuagenarian’s life and that of the family that thought he was gone for good, however, saw a dramatic turn years later as he located them courtesy of Facebook.

Mwaura was scrolling through Facebook when he stumbled upon a seemingly familiar face.

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He 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, July 22.

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 grand children.

 
 
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