Willis Raburu Biography, Age. Family, Marriage, Kids, Net Worth, Salary, Wiki, Passion, House

Willis Raburu Biography

Willis Raburu is a famous Kenyan journalist who hosts the morning show in Citizen TV and the 10 over 10 entertainment show. He also serves as the mid-morning news presenter at Hot 96 radio station. He joined the Citizen TV in 2010 and was working with his colleague, Joey Muthengi.

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Willis Raburu

Willis Raburu Age

Willis Ruburu was born on the 1st of April, 1987 in Kano, Nyando District in Kisumu County. He is currently33 years old as of 2020 and therefore celebrates his happy birthday with his friends, family and colleagues on the 1st of April every year.

Willis Raburu Family

 He is a devoted Christian by faith and the third born in the family. His father is called Peter Raburu and was a former provincial Commissioner, but he currently works as a pastor in Kisumu. Willis is the last born boy in the family and has two sisters and one brother.

 Willis Raburu Education

Wills Raburu acquired his primary education at Aga Khan Primary School in Kisumu City and thereafter proceeded to Chemelii Academy High School for his secondary education. While in secondary school, he lacked school fees and so he used to fetch water for the school at a fee. Upon completion of secondary school, he joined the University of Moi where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Information Science Media.  

Willis Raburu Career

When he was a third-year student at Moi University, Willis joined K24 as an intern where he gained a lot of experience in journalism. Upon his graduation, he searched for a job in different television channels, but his effort was in vain. He was about to give up when he landed on citizen TV in 2010 where he works as a news anchor till today. In Citizen TV, he hosted many shows like the “Truth Meter”, a weekly prime-time program. He also worked together with Joey Muthegi who later transferred, leaving him alone.

Willis Raburu Awards

Since he joined Citizen TV as a news anchor, Willis has been winning award after award in his name. Some of the awards he received include:

  • Maji Award for a Three-Part SeriesDdubbed ‘Deadly waters.’
  • Children’s’ Rights Award for a Series Journey of the Resilient of Children from Rwanda
  • Road Safety Award for the Series Killer Driver

Willis Raburu salary and Net Worth

Willis earns quite a much amount of salary, and he is one of the richest journalists in Kenya. His salary monthly is estimated to be $.7000 while his net worth is approximated to be $150,000.

Willis Raburu Wiki

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Willis Raburu
  • Name: Willis Raburu
  • Famous as: Willis Raburu
  • Age: 33 years,
  • Date of birth:  1st of April, 1987
  • Place of birth: Kano, Kisumu County, Kenya
  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Citizenship: Kenyan
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Mary Ngami
  • Children: None
  • Profession: Journalist
  • Employer: Citizen TV
  • Salary: $.7000
  • Net Worth: $150,000

Willis Raburu Passion

Willis Rabura has a passion for helping and supporting the less fortunate such as the widows and the orphans in the society. You will hear him saying, “My biggest regret is not helping enough people, which is very hard. That explains why I am looking for a lot of money.

Willis Rabura’s House

Willis owns a mansion that is estimated to be worth millions of shillings.

Willis Raburu Marriage

Willis had a girlfriend called Sally Mbilu who was also a journalist at Royal Media Services. Willis met her in 2014 and proposed to her. After two years of dating, the two separated because Willis found out that Sally was five years older than him. Besides, they had internal differences where Sally was accusing Willis of ignoring to regulate his body weight despite being told by experts. There were rumours that Sally caught Willis red-handed on the bed with another woman which led to the two separatings. However, Willis married Mary Ngami in the year 2017, after he had separated with his fellow journalist, Sally.

Why Willis Raburu and wife Marya broke up
Willis Raburu and Mary Ngami

The two are said to have met in the church. At first, Willis was reluctant to propose to her because he was not sure if she would like him as a journalist. After a long time of courtship, He realized that Mary was wife material and that she would make a good wife to him. After the marriage, he posted photos on social media for the first time, thereby surprising his fans.

Frequently asked questions about Willis Raburu

Who is Willis Raburu?

Willis Raburu is a famous Kenyan journalist currently working in Citizen TV where he hosts the morning show a well as the 10 over 10 entertainment show. He also serves as a news presenter at Hot 96 radio station.

How old is Willis Raburu?

Raburu is currently 33 years old as of 2020. He was born on the 1st of April, 1987 in Kano, Nyando district in Kisumu. He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of April every year.

Is Willis Raburu Married?

Raburu married to a beautiful and loving wife, Mercy Ngami in 2017. She met her in the church, and after a long period of courtship, he discovered how a wife material she was and decided to marry her.

Does Willy Raburu have children?

 So far, Willis is not a father yet, but there is the hope of him having a child soon.

How much does Willis Raburu Earn?

Willie Raburu is one of the richest Kenyan journalists. His monthly salary if approximated to be 700,000 whereas his net worth is estimated to be 1.5 million.

Is Willis Raburu alive or dead?

Willis is alive and in good health. So far, there are no reports about him having any health-related conditions.

Willis Raburu social media

Facebook: @WillisRaburukenya

Twitter: @Willis Raburu

Instagram: @willisraburu


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