Willis Raburu Biography
Willis Raburu is a Kenyan media personality who hosts 10 over 10 on Citizen TV on Friday. He used to bring a weekly segment on Citizen
TV dubbed ‘Truthmeter’ which was part of Citizen Tv’s weekly prime-time line up of programming. He is one of the few journalists that made a name for themselves in the television and media industry. He started as a TV reporter and worked hard until he grew big since he joined Royal Media Services around 9 years ago.
Willis Raburu Age
Have you been wondering how old is Willis Raburu a versatile journalist who hosts Citizen TV’s morning show as well as the 10 Over 10 entertainment show not to mention that he is also a mid-morning show presenter at Hot 96 radio station. According to our research, he was born on 1st April 1987 in Kisumu county. He is 32 years old as of 2019.
Willis Raburu Family
He encountered Christ when in class 2 or 3. His father gathered the whole family together and they choose whether they wanted to get saved or not, so he got saved.
Willis Raburu Wife And Love Life
In 2014, he made headlines after he proposed to his girlfriend, Sally Mbilu, in a fairy tale at the place that he had the first date with her. Willis offered her a Ksh. 100,000 ring and she said yes! Later, the two broke up after two years. Willis had discovered that Sally was 5 years older than him. On the other hand, Sally stated that he was not managing his weight despite doctor’s advice on the risks of being overweight. The two were work colleagues and nowadays rarely talk to each other. Sally removed the Ksh. 100,000 ring and dropped it at his desk after the separation.
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Later, in 2015, it was reported that the two exchanged bitter words which led them to be given separate duties where they wouldn’t have a chance to meet at any point. In 2017, Willis married Mary Ngami in an invite-only ceremony that came as a surprise since it happened a year later after breaking up with journalist Sally Mbilu. From that time on, he started sharing photos of her on social media, something which he had not done since they started dating. The two met in the church through a friend. We met in church, at Jubilee Christian Church through my friend Pablo. He introduced me, and when I saw her, I was like, “God Lord Hallelujah,” But even though I noticed her fineness, I didn’t do anything as I was still in a relationship.
About a year passed by after we met. At first, He was reluctant about starting a relationship with her since he didn’t know if she loved ‘Willis on TV’ or just Willis. At one point, he broke his knee, and the only person who would visit him regularly was her. Contrary to what Raburu expected, she didn’t ask for anything but instead gave him many things. That was when he realized she was wife material. Willis proposed to her three months before they tied the knot in the invite-only wedding. And I said…Yes #Foreverandalways #Journeyoflove,” Mary posted on her Instagram page exactly 11 weeks before their day. Their honeymoon experience was, however, not as good as they revealed recently. Mary Prude Ngami hails from Murang’ a County. She is very prayerful. Raburu admitted that she is who he is today because of her. On August last year, she had her first birthday since she got married.
The Citizen TV journalist wished her a happy birthday on social media but didn’t disclose her real age. This left many fans estimating Willis Raburu wife age. Mary owns a fashion styling company, as Raburu revealed the previous year. My wife is planning to start a fashion styling company dubbed MYRYA PRUDE COLLECTIONS, which means she has to move a lot and travel a lot etc. We are very excited about it, and it’s an area she is very passionate about. The page on Instagram is already up, and she is already doing some consultations, he revealed.
So, does the TV celebrity have a baby? If yes what’s the name of Willis Raburu son or daughter and how old is he/she? Well, no, however, the two have plans of getting up to 12 children, and they are currently working hard so that when they show up, they will have a perfect set up. There is so much going on right now. We are working hard so that by the time they show up (and they will), they have the perfect set up and life. So bado plan ni mtu 12 football team plus a sub, Willis revealed.
Early this year, rumors of his wife spread all over social media after he posted a picture of her with a caption, “Super Proud of you #QueenRaburu, I can’t wait”. This caption made many of his fans believe that Mary was pregnant. They went ahead to congratulate them for being expectant. However, in an interview, he denied his wife being expectant. Lol, this was for a fashion collection she is starting, he said.
Willis Raburu Education
Talking about his educational background, Raburu attended the Aga Khan Primary School, Kisumu before joining Chemelil Mixed Academy High School. Later, Raburu joined Moi University to pursue a Bachelors Degree of Information Science in Media. However, his father was against this and wanted him to become an IT expert despite him having a passion in the media industry. Brave Raburu lied to his father that he was studying IT. The father soon discovered the lies during his graduation in the year 2010. Nonetheless, his father must be proud of what his son is today.
Willis Raburu Career
While in the third year, Raburu joined K24 TV as a media intern, and this gave him some experience. After graduation, his job search wasn’t successful until he landed a gig on Citizen TV. This was a very pivotal point in his life. He proved that you don’t need connections to get a good job. Many local TV stations had turned down his application saying that he didn’t have the voice they were looking for. At citizen TV, he hosted several shows including the then “TruthMeter” which was a weekly prime-time program on the television. Together with Joy Muthengi he also was part of the “10 Over 10” show. However, Joy left the television later, and now he hosts the program alone.
Willis Raburu Net Worth /Salary
Have you been asking yourself how rich is the journalist, unfortunately, details concerning his net worth are not disclosed but due to our research on his Instagram account, Willis showed off what looks like a storied abode in its last stages of completion. A house we estimate to have put away several million in hard-earned mullah.
Willis Raburu on resigning from Citizen TV
Last year on November, Raburu wanted to quit Citizen TV to join NTV. He was to join his former colleagues Salim Swalleh who had also quit the TV station after he got a deal that conflicted with his job at RMS. Early this year after his co-host Joy Muthengi resigned, rumors started spreading that he would also leave to join NTV’s The Trend. Kiss100 reached out to him on the matter, but he didn’t comment. Up to now, he is still a news anchor and a 10 Over 10 host at Citizen TV. What happened was, there were some offers that were made, but you know that I am so into Citizen TV, Royal Media, SK Macharia and you know what happens in the media is, there is such a rush, they offer you money, throw figures but if it’s not going the direction of your brand, but at the end of the day the environment where you are working is also important.
I had to talk to my bosses to understand if the move was okay, he revealed in an interview with Kaleche Mumo. After consultations with various people, he decided to stay in his current work to avoid frustrating his brand. Willis Raburu has been determined throughout his career. He hasn’t let critics from his fans and haters about his body or habits bar him from achieving what he wanted. With hard work and resilience, he has soldiered on to become who he is today.
Willis Raburu Hospitalized
Willis Raburu hospitalized In the past years, Willis dislocated his left kneecap live on Power Breakfast show fitness. He described this as a “new level of pain.” He was rushed to the hospital and given a medical leave by RMS. The news of Willis Raburu in the hospital due to a dislocated kneecap spread overall social media platforms.
- May 2015- Present: Tv Presenter/ Host, Citizen TV
- October 2010- Present: Broadcast Journalist/ News Anchor/ News Repoter at Royal Media Services
- April 2014- May 2014: Exchange journalist at PBS Newshour
- October 2013- November 2013: CNN Journalism Fellow at CNN
Willis Raburu Awards
- Maji Award for the three-part series ‘Deadly Water’
- Children’s Rights Award for a series journey of the resilience of children from Rwanda
- Road Safety Awards for the series Killer Drivers
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On this day a year ago @saidilulu after joining @hot96fmkenya for #RaburuAndLuluOnHot This was our first show last year!!!!HAPPY ONE YEAR RADIOVERSARY! I reiterate, You are a star shining throughout our generation and I’m glad to be working everyday with a pacesetter, a passionate individual and a friend! Here is to many more!!!! Tune in everyday 10am-1PM to listen to the magic duo!!
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4 Things You Did Not About Willis Raburu’s Wife – Mary Raburu
Well, for those who don’t know Raburu’s prayer partner, here are the five things you should know
1; Willis Raburu wife is religious
Mary Raburu is a staunch Christian. She is a member of the famous Jubilee Christian Church led by Bishop Allan and reverend Kathy Kiuna. And just like the other daughters of Zion, Mary is a great supporter of ‘Mum and Dad’ and she always posts a lot about them.
2; Willis Raburu wife is a naturalist
Mary Raburu is different from these city women who spend thousands on weaves and wigs just to be more attractive. She is very simple. She mostly rocks short hair or common Abuja braids. On her birthday, she rocked a simple sisal weave compared to other women who go for expensive stuff on their wedding day.
3: Willis Raburu wife is ‘overprotective’
Mary cyberstalks her husband Raburu. She keeps liking his twitter posts so ladies don’t dare slide into his DM maybe she has all the passwords to his social media accounts. Cheza safe!
4: Willis Raburu wife is from Murang’a
Hapa Raburu aliangukia! Murang’a women beat their counterparts from the mountain, 10 nil. They are the best wives, submissive and unlike their Nyeri sisters who fight their men and thrive on controversy.