91-year-old man in search of green pastures returns home after 50 years with only walking stick

Samuel Machuka, a 91-year-old man who disappeared from his home in search of greener pastures has returned after 50 years with only walking stick.

Machuka had left home in search of greener pastures, and had been working as a casual laborer on a farm in Wote, Makueni County.

Through the help of the Provincial Administration, Machuka was able to reconnect with his family in Masabo village, Nyaribari Masaba Kisii. Although only a few of his peers could recognize him, Machuka was joyfully welcomed by his family.

Machuka revealed that he had three informal marriages, but had no knowledge about the whereabouts of his wives.

His elderly uncles, who had been searching for him in vain, expressed relief and stated their willingness to support him in settling down.

They offered him his portion of the family land to build a house and mentioned that any woman with his children would be welcome to live with him.

Makomba, Machuka’s nephew, expressed gratitude to the Provincial Administration and stated that as Seventh Day Adventist Christians, they would not hold any rituals but would instead warmly receive Machuka back home and allow him to settle.

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