A 71-year-old man has caused a buzz online after isolating himself from society for half a century for an unusual reason.
He made a decision to lock himself inside his house when he was 16 years old so that he would not have any contact with a women.
The man managed to stay indoors for 55 years until he was discovered by a team from Afrimax TV who shared his story.
The septuagenarian built a makeshift house for himself deep in the forest where he chose to live without even his family, friends or relatives knowing of his whereabouts.
In a video making the rounds online, he could be seen lying down in his small bamboo-designed house which he has not come out of since he went in.
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A 91-year-old Kenyan man left his home in search of greener pastures when he was in his 40s and he recently returned with one property.
The senior citizen identified as Samuel Machuka who disappeared 50 years ago without family members knowledge of his whereabouts came back with only a walking stick.
When he made a surprising return, it was the Provincial Administration that made it possible for him to be found in Wote, Makueni County. Machuka had been working as a casual laborer on a farm.
Despite having not seen him since he left home in the 1970s, the elderly man was joyfully welcomed by his family in Masabo village, Nyaribari Masaba Kisii, although only a few of his peers could recognize him.
His nephew, Robert Makomba, had previously worked with him in Mau Narok in 1995 before they lost touch due to the absence of communication channels.
Makomba expressed gratitude to the Provincial Administration and noted that as Seventh Day Adventist Christians, they would not hold any rituals, rather, warmly receive Machuka back home.
When asked about his marital status, Machuka said he had three informal marriages, but had no knowledge about the whereabouts of his wives.
Some of his elderly uncles who were still alive, were relieved over his return as they had been searching for him in vain. They also stated their willingness to support him in settling down.
Machuka was offered a portion of the family land to build a house and his relatives said that any woman he had children with in the course of his journey to an unknown destination would be welcomed back home.