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Teen stolen as a child in 1998 reunites with family

27 May 2015, 09:33 Philomenah Chebet

Kitale - Celebrations rocked Kiboosit Village in Endebess Constituency, Trans-Nzoia yesterday after a boy who went missing in 1998 as a two-year-old child was reunited with his family.

Tears of joy flowed freely down Amos Kitii's cheeks as he got to meet his parents and relatives face to face after over 17 years of separation.

Amos went missing as child after his parents left him lying under a tree as they tended to their maize farm. When the parents finished working, their baby was nowhere to be found and efforts to trace him proved futile.

The young baby, the story goes, was smuggled across the border to a nearby country and sold to a childless woman in Mbai area, Eastern Uganda.

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Speaking to his family members and neighbours who turned up to receive him, an overjoyed Amos explained that he was treated well by his foster mum, whom he imagined was his real mother all along.

The 19-year-old young man said his foster mother, who is now deceased, revealed his real parents before she died early this year.

“My foster mum on her death bed told me that just in case no one takes care of me, my family is in Kenya and my father is called Kitii in Kibosit area in Trans-Nzoia County. That's how I finally found my way here,” narrated Amos, as he fought away tears.

“We are so happy that he is back home and we thank God that He protected him all those years he went missing,”  said Bernard Twoem, a neighbour and relative of Amos.

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