Citizen TV host Willis Raburu and his wife of nearly three years, Mary Ngami Raburu have detailed their rather disastrous honeymoon.
Speaking to Reverend Cathy Kiuna on her Woman Without Limits show, Raburu said that he kept on postponing his engagement to Mary because he could not raise enough money to buy the right ring.
“I, started planning on buying an engagement ring. I saved toward it. But every other time I would say: ‘This is the day [I am getting the ring]’, I end up realising that the money wasn’t enough. I would go to an Indian jewellery trader’s shop, and the seller will be like: ‘The kind of carat you want on your ring [is expensive]. So, you have to add money’. I was forced to postpone my engagement multiple times. My wife would suggest she was getting impatient with my delay. Finally, I engaged her and we had a beautiful wedding,” the 10 over 10 host said.
Soon after, he popped the question to which she said yes.
Their honeymoon at an undisclosed location was so bad that the couple could not engage in certain activities.
“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.
So, there was no activity at the junction… So, ni kupendana tu like a brother and sister oh,” he told the JCC pastor.
The honeymoon was supposed to last a week throughout which Mary was scared.
In their room, she recalled were strange looking animals and the bed was just too high for her.
“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 millipedes coloured black and red. They could appear anywhere. You could sleep and wake up, and see the millipedes on the frame of the bed.
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.
Some other time 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 1am,” she recounted.
The funny man Raburu also details how at some point they had to block the door using towels to prevent snails from crawling into their room.
The couple got hitched on May 6, 2017.
This was after Raburu called off his engagement to former colleague, Sally Mbilu.