James Mwaura, now 70, disappeared in 1974 at the age of 23 after being sent to a shop to buy rice for the family.
He reportedly got lost only to land in Nairobi with no money and relatives to turn to when he discovered his siblings, who live in the city, had also moved, CitizenDigital reported.
He then reached Naro Moru in Nieri County, Kenya, where he started a new life and later married a woman he met there.
However, the lives of Seven-Week and the family who thought he was gone forever changed dramatically years later when he found her with help from Facebook.
Mwaura was browsing Facebook when he came across a friend.
He texted the man in his inbox and it turned out to be one of his nephews.
The two struck up a conversation and agreed to meet on Wednesday before the family reunion finally took place on Thursday, July 22.
Mwaura, who returned in a blue suit, told family members that he is now happily married and has three children and four grandchildren.
Content created and supplied by: Kofi004 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More