Citizen TV presenter Willis Raburu says he is eager to become a father amid pressure from fans to get a child with his wife Mary Ngami Raburu.
The ’10Over10′ show host has however learnt to shut down the noise and claims they are not under pressure to start a family.
“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,” he told Word Is.
“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.”
Raburu said he has learnt a lot about fatherhood from his father and is prepared to put his teachings to good use when the time comes.
“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.
Speaking about his two and a half year marriage, Raburu described it as an amazing experience though challenging.
“The biggest lesson I have learnt so far in marriage is to listen. Sounds easy, huh? But we have to listen to not just each other’s voices but hearts as well. You have to know what your partner needs and to be sensitive to their needs. You have to communicate and grow together,” he said.
The journalist also spoke about his outgoing colleague, news anchor Hussein Mohamed, saying he is simply irreplaceable.
“Working with Hussein Mohammed was absolutely phenomenal. It was a blessing. He is very open, very approachable, there is not even an ounce of pride in him. His work ethic is unrivaled and his passion unmatched,” he said.
“There can only be one Hussein Mohammed. He is the greatest of all time in every sense of the word. Working with him was a breeze. He loves life and people. He’s very humble yet very firm in his beliefs and will defend his points and stance. He always told me ‘if you want to be good just be you’.”