‘I can’t & I won’t:’ Willis Raburu to body shaming critics suggesting he should quit cooking show to help lose weight

Willis Raburu recently revealed he slent betweeb Sh600k to 900k on gastric bypass surgery to help lose weight. However the process has been slow on his side since the surgery aims at helping reduce his food intake; which many of his followers dont seem to understand.

Actually most of the ctitics picking on him made it known they would never spend such an amount to lose weight especially with how bad the economy is. One actually left a comment telling him that he’d been duped…i mean, with Sh 900k, are they giving him a spare body? For just incase…..

Anyway the fan wrote;

Sh900k went down the drain just like that? They deceived you.

Body shaming is immoral – Willis Raburu

Well, according to Willis Raburu the process is slow but sure on his side and although fans are trying to get in his head…truth is, he tries to avoid the negativity but in the end he is also human and has feelings.

Actually its getting harder for him now that some are asking him to quit his cooking show on Citizen TV…hoping maybe if he keeps off food, the weight loss might just work. Wow.

Former Citizen TV co-presenters Joey Muthengi and Willis Raburu

Anyway adressing them on his latest interview, Raburu said;

I can’t stop doing the show it is one of the most watched on citizen TV morning almost 2 million viewers, so we must be doing something right. Plus it’s once a week jameni! Si basi tuseme ni cheat meal! But we cook very healthy meals.

Adding that although the comments may seem light and just for fun…what they dont know is that pointing out such sensitive things (bodyweight) creates doubts and lowers self esteem for the receiving party.

Well, it’s okay for the haters to troll, because that is just what they do and who they are. It is almost immoral to body shame an individual. Think about it every day I wake up in this body and live in this body and feel what it is like to carry the weight. Now imagine being reminded or treated like it’s your fault on top of that. Or pointing out the obvious. We need to be more sensitive to these things.

But all in all, so far he has lost 21kgs in just 6 months.

I was 164 kg and now I am down 21 kg. It takes patience. One day at a time. Even 21 kg down, I am still heavier than most but it is a process.

Back and better: Willis Raburu unveils new photo after shedding off 16kgs

Willis Raburu took a few months off social media to focus on himself especially after his nasty divorce/break up with ex wife, Maryaprude.

Citizen TV presenter, Willis Raburu

For some reason Maryaprude made it seem like Willis was to blame for whatever happened to their marriage; but hey, ni life! Away from that Willis Raburu has been off social media for close to 3 months now; and thanks to a new photo we understand that he took time off to work on himself!

By working on himself, I mean both emotionally and physically that is judging from  how skinny he now looks; and boy is he fine! Thanks to a new photo shared on his page, Mr Raburu is seen looking quite skinny and yes – he worked on his fat which had now turned into muscles.

Introducing his new image, Raburu wrote;

Willis Raburu sheds off 16kgs

Happy new month! It’s been such a task trying to get consistency but getting a hang of it. I have lost 16KGs so far!!! Fitness is a journey full of ups and downs,it takes time, but it’s WORTH it. Thanks coach @o_maurice . Started at 153KGs now we 137KGs! #ItCanBeDone

New and better?

Although he looks hot from the outside, we’re hoping that he looks the same from the inside! His online family quickly jumped in to congratulate the fella for the job well done; and so did his babe, Joy Muthengi who left comment saying;

And if you ask me, clearly these two would make a perfect couple. No?

Willis Raburu sends lovely message to Joey Muthengi after she ditched him and Citizen TV 

Now that Joey Muthengi is no longer part of the Citizen TV team after she handed her resignation letter because of her deal with betting company Betin, the host is getting a lot of goodbye messages from her friends and workmates.

On Friday she hosted her last 10 over 10 show which was filled with emotions and hype as she bid Citizen TV good bye.

“Tonight I laughed, cried, danced…sometimes at the same damn time ? Thanks for tuning in to my final 10/10 show. Still hasn’t sunk in yet. So many emotions. Like who cries on national TV??… ???
Finally felt like I could give my natural hair a chance to shine tho (Had shaved my head bald a few weeks before I got my job at Citizen btw ? – fun fact)…talk about things coming full circle,” she said. 

Amazing spirit

Willis Raburu also took to social media to thank her and wish her all the best in her new journey. He penned a lovely letter on Instagram sharing how he enjoyed working with her.

“What a ride it has been. You inspire me with your passion and meticulous planning, your organization and your amazing spirit. Most people don’t even understand our chemistry or how hard it is to find in this industry. Outside of it you are my friend.

“Never judging, always protecting and simply put, you get me. Thanks for coping with the noise and for standing with me always in good times and bad (it’s been quite the year) . Listen, God’s got such amazing plan for your life you have no idea. No one can dim your shine. So @joeymuthengi shine on! Imma be here cheering you through it all. God bless you Young J! ???” he said. 



Mrs Raburu reveals why she still fell in love with Willis Raburu despite online users trolling his weight

Citizen Tv’s news anchor Willis Raburu has been on a tough weight loss journey that has seen him lose about 12KG’s dropping from 144kg’s to 132 kg’s in just 4 months.

His weight loss journey however began after his doctor’s advised him to check his weight as things did not look so good on his part. Through his social media pages he revealed this by saying;

Willis Raburu weight loss journey

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“He told me, if I was not going to lose some kilograms of the body weight, sooner or later, it would be a recipe for my death,”

Just like any human being who understands the risks that come with bad eating habits, Willis Raburu enrolled in a gym where he has been working with his trainer Evelyn Owala of Eveal Health and Fitness who has contributed greatly to his new lifestyle.

Willis Raburu weight loss journey

In a new video covering his weight loss journey, his wife Mrs Raburu comes out to say that she was not really up with the ‘weight loss’ process as she loves her man plump but since his weight was affecting his health she had no choice but to help him get a healthier life even if it meant hitting the gym.

Willis Raburu

“I prayed to God to give me a nice, dark, tall guy. A guy who is a bit plump because I love plump guys,”

Willis on the other hand went on to add,

“My wife told me that it is important to work for myself. Not because of people’s pressure; not because of what people say; not because of wanting to prove a point to anybody but a decision that I have to work out for myself,”