Media personality Willis Raburu and his wife Mary are not bowing to pressure by society to have children.
Speaking during an interview with Word Is, Willis opened up on how he and his wife deal with the constant reminder and pressure to have kids.
The Citizen TV news anchor gave all the credit to his wife for teaching him the virtue of patience and not heeding to unnecessary pressure.
“One of the greatest things my wife has taught me is to be happy at whatever state we are in. So we don’t really pay attention to pressures.
"However, I will say this, society does put a lot of pressure on people to bring forth children and it's okay, but we all have to be sensitive to people's feelings because you never know what they have been through or are going through. We must, therefore, articulate our desires with a dose of sensitivity," he said.
Willis however admitted that he is ready to be a father at any time.
"I am looking forward to the day I will hear a little angel call me daddy. My father has taught me so much and I have had such an example from him, so I am eager to one day build on that with the help of God to be the best father I can be," he said.
After his engagement to his former girlfriend was called off, Willis moved on and tried his luck at love once again which ended with him marrying the love of his life at a private wedding in 2017.
Their beautiful wedding was unfortunately accompanied by a not so rosy honeymoon as Willis described it as a disaster.
“Our honeymoon was a disaster. I was paying for our honeymoon on the day of our wedding. And, making it worse, I sent half the money that was needed because I did not have enough cash with me on that day,” said Raburu.
The destination didn’t help either as the lovebirds had to share their bed with insects and crawling animals.
“This room had a bed that was too high… I had to literally climb it. And, even if you think of the activity at the junction, there were some things we couldn’t do on that bed. The room also had millipede’s colored black and red. They could appear anywhere. You could sleep and wake up, and see the millipedes on the frame of the bed,” Mary narrated.
“There was this day that a black animal resembling a monitor lizard just got into the room. We went to complain to the hotel owners – Italians, but they did not take any meaningful action. Every other time I was just scared,” Mary added.
Willis said he could see disappointment on his wife’s face but could not do anything to make it better.
“It was chaos! I was like: ‘I have brought somebody’s daughter here, and on our first day, she wants to cry… And you know on top of that… how do you say it in a good way…. She was in the zone. So, there was no activity at the junction… So, ni kupendana tu like a brother and sister oh.
“Some other times you’d hear some sounds in the seat. The sounds were akin to claws scratching the seats. The hotel attendants did not help us much, even when we called them. We were forced to move the seat outside the room, and mark you, the time was 1 am,” Mary continued.
“We used to put towels on the lower opening between the door and the floor to prevent crawling creatures from getting into the room,” Raburu explained.
“The room also had snails. That summarizes our honeymoon experience; it was chaos,” he concluded.
Despite being popular on social media, Willis and Mary have been able to keep their relationship away from the limelight.