Esteemed media personality Willis Raburu has tendered his resignation as the chairman of the Nairobi Festival Committee, citing the imperative need for systemic change as a key factor behind his decision.
In a statement released on Monday, Raburu elucidated that his departure was motivated by a profound belief in the urgent requirement for systemic reform to enhance service delivery and leadership within the county.
“I have officially communicated to the county leadership my decision to step down from my current role as the chair of the Nairobi Festival Committee,” Raburu announced.
He underscored the critical importance of scrutinizing existing systems to better cater to the county and its residents.
“It is evident that a comprehensive examination of existing systems is necessary to better serve the county and its residents. Such evaluations have already been initiated, and I extend my best wishes to those involved in this endeavor,” Raburu emphasized.
Raburu expressed his conviction that with appropriate structural adjustments and a collective dedication to positive transformation, the county can pave the way for a brighter future.
In his statement, Raburu extended his gratitude to Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, highlighting the pleasure of working alongside him.
“I remain committed to supporting the county from a different perspective and will continue my efforts towards the betterment of our community,” he affirmed.
Governor Sakaja unveiled the Nairobi Festival at Uhuru Park in December 2022, with the inaugural edition taking place from December 12 to December 17.
Raburu’s departure from Citizen TV occurred in June 2023 after an illustrious 13-year tenure.
He began his career at the network as an intern in 2010, ascending the ranks to become one of the country’s most celebrated TV hosts. His journey encompassed roles as a news reporter and the host of the popular “10 Over 10” show.