Joy,tear “flooded” one family in Gatundu after their son returned home after being in exile for more than 35 years.
Now 75 years ,Lawrence Njuguna said he has been in Tanzania working in a quary as a sand harvester.
“I have been thinking about the family but I was still guilty because of the way I left them. Lack of money to facilitate my return has also been a challenge until a volunteer gave me some money. I’m now happy to be home and I have no plans to return to Tanzania,” he told Citizen Digital.
The father of nine children, five girls and four boys left Mwea village at the age of 41 in pursuit of greener pastures.
According to his wife Mary Nyathira, he had left when she was heavily pregnant after selling some iron sheets he had bought to make their shanty.
Nyathira was forced to fend for her children alone and expressed how heartbroken and hopeless she felt at the time.