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Abdullahi Olow embraces his 3-year-old son, Zayd, at the family’s apartment in Willmar. Abdullahi has lived in Willmar for the past five years while his wife, Arfon Osman Mohamud, and Zayd were still in Nairobi. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

After five years of solitude in a foreign land, Willmar man is finally reunited with his wife and son

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For the last five years, Abdullahi Olow has lived and worked in Willmar while his wife and young son have been living in Nairobi.

It’s been a challenging ordeal interrupted only twice — when he returned to Kenya for his wedding and in 2012 to meet his son, Zayd, who was then 15 months old.


Olow’s goals were to bring his family to Willmar and to become a U.S. citizen.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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