Willis Raburu Biography
Willis Raburu is a renown humorous television news anchor, radio presenter and host. He currently works with the Royal Media Services (RMS) as the news anchor and host at Citizen TV.
Willis Raburu Age and Place of Birth
Willis is 33 years old as of the year 2020. He was born on 1st April 1987 in a staunch Christian background at Kano, Kisumu County. Willis is the 3rd born and last-born boy in a family of four.
Willis Raburu Parents, Family
The award-winning Tv anchor is the third born of four siblings in his family of two boys and two girls. His father is the former famous Provincial Commissioner Peter Raburu who is now a pastor in Kisumu County.
Willis Raburu Education and Career Background
The citizen TV journalist went to Aga Khan Primary school in Kisumu City. He later joined Chemelil Academy High where he performed well in his KCSE exams. In his high school endeavors, he faced many challenges; at one point he lacked pocket money which forced him to fetch water for other students. After clearing his high school studies, Willis joined Moi University for a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science.
Willis’ father had wanted him to pursue IT but Willis had a passion for Media. It compelled him to lie to his father that he was studying IT but in real sense he chose Media option. His father realized about Willis’ course during graduation ceremony that took place in Eldoret in the year 2010.
While at Moi University, Willis joined Mediamax’s K24 as an intern. After clearing his campus studies, he got a job in October 2010 at Royal Media Services where he works till now.
“When I was 24 and I got hired by Citizen Television straight out of campus – that was a very pivotal point in my life. Many did not believe that one can get employed at a reputable organization without having ‘key’ connections. The job came at a time when I had been turned down by other local TV stations – they told me I did not have the right type of voice for broadcast,” he said.
He currently hosts citizen tv’s morning show on weekdays and also is the captain of 10 Over 10 entertainment show which airs each and every Friday on citizen TV from 10:00pm. Furthermore, he hosts the mid-morning show on Hot 96 radio station.
Willis Raburu Awards and Recognitions
Having joined Citizen Television and done spectacular work, Wills has garnered several awards and recognitions including; Children’s Rights Award: For a series journey of the resilience of children from Rwanda, Maji Award: The award was for a three-part series titled” DEADLY WATERS” and Road Safety Award: For the Series Killer Drivers
Willis Raburu and Sally Mbilu
The humorous Willis made news back in the year 2014 when he proposed to his girlfriend Sally Mbilu.
“It was at a waterfall, where we had our first date. She was extremely shocked and had mixed reactions, but I was very confident that she would say yes,” Willis talked about the incident.
He later parted ways with his girlfriend in 2016, a circumstance that led to Sally returning the Kshs.100,000 ring that Willis had bought for her. Rumors had it that Sally left willy on grounds that he was not able to manage his weight. On the other hand, Willis discovered that his girlfriend was older than him by 5 years. Their breaking up had several versions of the story, other people alleging that things fell apart on cheating allegations.
Willis Raburu’s Wife
In the year 2017, Willis and Mary Ngami walked down the aisle in an invite-only ceremony. Mary Prude Ngami was born and raised in Murang’a County. Willis met Mary in church, at Jubilee Christian Church through a friend Pablo. After their colorful wedding, they went for honeymoon of which the couple revealed that the experience was amazing.
Willis Raburu Cheats on Wife
Latest news renting the air have it that things are no longer at ease in Willis’ family. The couple are said to have separated early 2020 in March after demise of their daughter. Raburu is said to have cheated on his wife for a Ugandan lady. Willis and her now engaged wife had been living separately in different apartments since things broke loose.
Willis Raburu Net Worth and Salary at Citizen TV
The TV anchor is a captain of many ships at Royal media services; he hosts 10 over 10 show, he anchors and also hosts the mid-morning show at Hot96. Our investigative sources has it that Willis Pockets more than Kshs. 700,000 on a monthly basis at RMS. His estimated net worth as of the year 2020 is more than Kshs. 15 Million. His revenue sources are salaries and brand endorsements which he does occasionally.