51-year-old Margaret Atieno, who is a single mother of six has finally reunited with her firstborn son who went missing three weeks ago.
Speaking exclusively to TV47 Digital, Atieno said that her son disappeared three weeks ago, and heard rumors that he was loitering at the Railways Bus Station in Nairobi.
Instinctively, she decided to pass by Railways area on Sunday on her way to church, hoping to find her son.
“On Sunday, I was about to go to church when my instincts advised me otherwise. I decided to pass by the Railways Station, praying to find my son,” Margaret narrated.
In what she describes as a miracle, upon reaching the Railways area, she saw her son and was overwhelmed with emotion.
“I cried, thanking God for answering my prayer.”
When she approached her son, he tried to run, catching the attention of many passersby.
Wearing tattered clothes, the son had metal chains tied around his hands, looking disheveled and emaciated.
“Many people surrounded me asking whether the ragged clothed man had stolen from me. I told them he was my son,” Margaret narrated how town dwellers suspected that he had stolen from her, and wanted to lynch him.
“I pleaded and begged him until he agreed to talk to me. The boda boda riders helped me untie the chains tied around his hands.”
The riders further assisted Atieno by renting a taxi which drove them to a Machakos hospital for treatment.
“His hands were bleeding, he had developed wounds because of the chains. The wounds were oozing pus. We needed to go to the hospital to seek treatment,” an emotional Atieno said while trying to rub tears from her eyes.
Atieno, however, dismissed that her son was a university student. She also clarified that her son went missing three weeks ago and not three years ago.