An old Kenyan man, Hiltan Kalugho who left his family 42 years ago to travel abroad to seek greener pastures has finally returned home to reunite with his family.
Kalugho decided to return home at age 94 only to find out that his wife and two of his 7 children have passed away.
The old man traveled to Tanzania with hopes that things will get better but unfortunately he couldn’t make money and also failed to return to his family.
He worked as a gemstone miner in Tanzania but couldn’t make any money from it. He said he never married as he longed to see his family, including his wife Dreda Mshai who kicked the bucket in 2007.
“I left home in search of greener pastures because I wanted a good future for my children. Unfortunately, I was unable to come back home because I did not get the money I expected to get to feed my family. We did not get any breakthrough. What we used to get was only enough to sustain us.”
“I feel so bad that some of my family members are not here to witness the reunion. I had longed to see my wife and all my children.”
At the age of 94, Kalugho finally made it back. His return was facilitated by a pastor. His son, Mnjala Mwaluma narrated how his father was found after years of fruitless search:
“Recently I received a call from a pastor telling me my father had been traced in Tanzania. He came with him to Mombasa where we went to meet him.”