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

A Kenyan who disappeared from his home 47 years ago found his way back to his parents' home in Molo, Nakuru County, thanks to Facebook.


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.

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James Mwaura Kenya Kenyan Nairobi Nakuru County

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