Man who deserted spouse, six children gets back after 51 years

81 year old returns home

Man who abandoned wife, six kids returns home after 51 years – PHOTOS –  Nairobi News
celebrating the return of Chege

An 81-year elderly person has gotten back in the wake of vanishing for a very long time, because of the progressing Mau Forest expulsions.

Mr. Francis Muthua Chege left his home in Ikumbi town of Kigumo Constituency, Murang’a County, in 1968 when he was 30 years of age.

He didn’t educate his better half and six kids where he was going, leaving them with the desolation of discovering him.


The man’s Wife Wanjiru Muthua said she needed to take care of the youngsters alone while searching for him and checking with her parents-in-law.

Mrs. Muthua said she once met him in Kisii town yet that when she returned, she was advised he moved to an obscure spot.

She said she surrendered the quest for her better half, who was to accommodate and instruct the kids, however trusted he would return one day.

“My solitary choice was to leave his whereabouts to God, petition God for his security and expectation that one day he would appear. I needed to do that to focus on caring for our youngsters and guaranteeing they went to class,” she said in a meeting on Monday. “He was just 30 when he left.”


Man who abandoned wife, six kids returns home after 51 years – PHOTOS –  Nairobi News
Chege and wife

Mr. Muthua described to his family and the whole town that he went to Kisii, Narok, and Kilgoris towns where he attempted his hand in business yet was ineffective.

He later went to the matter of consuming charcoal in Mau Forest, settled, and even got hitched yet the association didn’t keep going long because of his drinking propensities.

“I would consume charcoal and burn through all the returns on liquor. My subsequent spouse and my child couldn’t endure my propensities so she canceled it. I carried on with a hopeless life and felt the disgrace of returning home with nothing,” he said.

He likewise said he had no choice except to get back as the public authority began the new ousting of pilgrims from Mau Forest in the offer to save it from the additional decrease.


Mr. Muthua went to Kilgoris Police Station and begged the officials to give him a transport toll to get back to his locals.

He recollected the town yet not actually where his house was. After arriving at Ikumbi retail outlet, drained, sad, and befuddled, he dozed by the street.

Resident Monicah Gathoni spotted him close to Ikumbi Primary school and thought he was eager.

She moved toward him yet he didn’t talk.

“He was exhausted, debilitated, and looking for leniency. He revealed to me he was attempting to find his home in the wake of leaving for a long time. In the wake of depicting his home, I paid a Boda rider to take him there.

81-year-old man returns home 51 years after abandoning family ▷


Mr. Muthua’s youngsters, presently a lot more established and maintaining their own organizations, masterminded to return home when they knew about their dad’s return.

Neighbors assembled in huge numbers to discover that a man who left while a young had returned.

The family and the town butchered goats and coordinated a blowout to invite Mr. Muthua and offer gratitude for the gathering.

One of his children, an auxiliary teacher in Ndaragwa, Nyandarua County, said he was excessively stunned by the news to fend off.

He said he expected to see his dad “interestingly” since he left when he was too youthful to even consider understanding or recollect.

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