Confusion engulfed a family in Kavaluka area in Kithimu, Embu North when a woman who got lost 45 years ago resurfaced.
The family that lost their mother was today caught in dilemma on whether to celebrate or not because they were not sure whether that was their mother despite having identified her name in resemblance of that of their mother.
According to the woman’s daughter, Emmaculate Mugo who is now 56-years-old, their mother got lost in 1975 when she was 9 years old.
She recalled how their mother left them at their grandmother’s home to go to the farm then pass by and pick them in the evening but never came back again.
She says that a woman came last week and sought refuge at a family within Kavaluka area in Manyatta in Embu north and introduced herself as Teresia Kina.
The host identified as Dominic Kathuri would do an announcement at a local radio station and that is how the family started following up.
Emmaculate due to the confusion surrounding her and the woman having mental disorder, they are not sure whether it is their mother because it’s been long since she lost.
The host recounted how the visitor mad her way to his home compound.
He gave her food and water, the woman then requested for a place to sleep since she was tired. Faith Wambeti who is a leader of Nyumba Kumi Initiative in Kavaluka area said when the woman saw children suspected to be hers, she ran where they were and hang on one of them.
The family has said hey will go for DNA test on her and other family members to ascertain whether it’s their mother.
The woman however could not speak well due t her mental state and gave a light of where she has been and how she got lost.