Man who disappeared after he was sent to buy rice 47 years ago reunites with his family

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A man from Kenya who reportedly lost his way when he was sent on an errand 47-years ago has retraced his steps and reunited with his family. 

According to Citizen Digital that shared the news, 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,

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.

All this while the family thought he was gone for good until the power of social media and the internet in general brought them together.

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

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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