James Mwaura (in blue suit) with his family in Molo
A Kenyan man who went missing 47 years ago has reunited with his family, thanks to Facebook.
James Mwaura, 70, disappeared from home in Molo, Nakuru County in 1974 after his parents sent him to the shop to buy some rice for the family.
Mwaura, who was 23 years old at the time, reportedly lost his way and found himself in Nairobi with no money and nobody to host him as his brothers who lived in the city had relocated.
Left with no choice, the man hitched a ride to Naro Moru, Nyeri County where started a new life and even married a woman he met there.
Mwaura lived away from his family for 47 years until recently when he stumbled upon a seemingly familiar face while scrolling through Facebook.
He sent the Facebook user a message in his inbox and the person turned out to be one of his nephews. After a chat, the two agreed to meet up on Wednesday before the family reunion happened on Thursday.
Mwaura, who arrived home in a blue suit, is now happily married and blessed with three children and four grandchildren.