William Ruto Biography
William Ruto was born in December 21, 19 66 in Kamagut, Uasin Gishucounty, Rift Valley to the late Mzee Daniel Cheruiyot and to Mama Sarah Cheruiyot.
William Ruto Education Background
He attended Kerotet and Kamagut Primary School and next joined Wareng Secondary School in Rift Valley in 1981, where he sat his ‘O’-level examinations in 1984 before proceeding to Kapsabet Boys, Nandi, in 1985 where Ruto sat his ‘A’-level test in 1986. William graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1990 having a BSc (botany and zoology). While At the university, he was a faithful African Inland Church member and was selected as the head of the University Christian Union church choir.
William Ruto Wealth
Following university, William Ruto taught at Sirgoi and Kamagut Secondary Schools in the North Rift. Ruto, at the same time, established African Venture Tours and Hotels.
He registered for a masters degree in botany and graduated in 2011.
William Ruto Politics
An heir of retired president Daniel Arap Moi, William Ruto, a self-reliant politician born into hardship who sold some peanuts on the Eldoret highway to improve the family income, diddled with politics when he got connected with the Cyrus Jirongo-led the Youth for Kenyan African National Union ‘92.
YK’92, as it was commonly known, was an out ﬁt hastily put collectively in campaigning for President Daniel Arap Moi‘s re-election in that ﬁrst multiparty election. The KANU’S big win in the 1992 votes saw Ruto appointed Assistant Minister for Provincial Administration and the then Minister of Home Affairs. In 2002, William Ruto supported President Moi‘s idea to back Uhuru Kenyatta proposal as Kanu’s flag-bearer in the year’s General Election. Kanu party lost to the opposition led by Mwai Kibaki. In the run-up to the 2005 Kenyan constitutional referendum, he joined Raila Odinga in the Orange Democratic Movement. Ruto sought ODM’s nomination for the 2007 presidential poll but was beaten by Raila Odinga. He, nevertheless, marshalled the Kalenjin community and garnered significant support for the ODM.
Ruto adapted fast to the country’s evolving political and social environment fitting well with the grand coalition government that put together President Mwai Kibaki and the Orange Democratic Movement leader Hon Raila Odinga after the disputed 2007 presidential elections.
During the formation of the grand coalition government in April 2008, Ruto, who then had established himself a leading light in ODM and a member of the party’s cream known as the Pentagon, was selected Minister for Agriculture in 2008 until April 2010. At the Ministry of Agriculture, Ruto traversed the country checking on farmers. He made sure that farmers got a regular supply of fertiliser and had a ready market for their produce.
William Ruto was moved to the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology, a position he immediately embarked on reforms to guarantee institutions of higher education in the country offered quality and relevant knowledge to the thousands of aspiring Kenyan youth.
His rallying call then was that Kenyan youth must be trained in courses that were important in the fast-changing world and which were globally competitive. Ruto further called for increased budgetary allocation to satisfy the ever-growing demand for higher education in Kenya.
Ruto had become a familiar figure among university and college students in Kenya.
He remained vocal and played a crucial role in the making of the 2010 Constitution. He was the chairman and a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Constitution.
Mr Ruto runs for March 4, 2013, Presidential race as Mr.Kenyatta’s running mate on the Jubilee Alliance whose other principal partner was his United Republican Party(URP) and Mr.Kenyatta‘s The National Alliance (TNA). Some personalities in the Jubilee coalition were Charity Ngilu, Joseph Nyaga and Najib Balala.
His political profession got a turn on December 15, 2010, when the International Criminal Court named him as a prime suspect of crimes against humanity concerning the 2008 post-election violence. The hearing of his case began in October 2013.
William Ruto Family
William Ruto Wife, Rachel Ruto
The Humble, elegant William Ruto wife Rachel Ruto is one woman who has a passion for pushing for Women Empowerment. Rachel brings a different perspective of seeing women with a bright future, and that’s why she aims to create meaningful opportunities for women in the country.
Known as Rael by her friends, Rachel Ruto studied Education. She quit teaching so that she could get married. She landed a job in Nairobi but left so that she could be a stay-at-home mother.
Rachel Ruto was born in a little village called Lukuyani in Kakamega to parents who were farmers, in a family of 8 children, five girls and three boys. Rachel Ruto comes from a very humble background, where she did not wear shoes until she got to Form One since it was a requirement.
Rachel Ruto began dating when she was in the first year, at Kenyatta University, even though she knew her hubby, William Ruto, from childhood. Rachel tied the knot at 23, immediately after her graduation. She has six children.
William Ruto Wife, Rachel Ruto
William Ruto Children
William Ruto and Rachel Chebet Ruto have a total of six children including an adopted daughter called Nadia.
William Ruto Age
William Ruto was born in December 21, 1966
William Ruto Business, Wealth and Investments
- Ksh1.2 Billion rural home in Turbo in a 700-acre piece of land
- Using properties limited
- Poultry Business at Turbo home
- Oerter Enterprises Limited
- Residential Property along Jogoo road Nairobi
- Weston hotel
- Ruto is the major shareholder in Amaco insurance
- Osere flats in Rongai
- His Karen home is as well said to be worth millions of shillings
Willia Ruto Profile and Timeline
21 December 1966: William Ruto is born in Kamagut, Uasin Gishu to the late Mzee Daniel Cheruiyot and to Mama Sarah Cheruiyot.
1990: William Ruto Graduated from the University of Nairobi having attained BSc and MSc in botany. Ruto had earlier tended Kerotet Primary School for his primary school education, Wareng Secondary School for his Common Levels education and Kapsabet Boys, for his Superior Levels.
At University, Ruto a strong African Inland Church member was chosen to be the leader of the University Christian Union choir.
During early 1990: William Samoei Ruto founded a company, African Venture Tours and Hotels.
In 1992: William Ruto was the Organising Secretary of Youth for Kanu ’92 (YK92), a group that was created to drum up support for President Daniel Arap Moi in the election.
1997: Ruto has been the MP for Eldoret North Constituency
On August 2002: William Samoei Ruto became an Assistant Minister in the Office of the President and was then selected Minister in charge of Home Affairs.
On January 2006: Ruto announced publicly that he would vie for the presidency in the 2007 general election.
April 2008: William Samoei Ruto was appointed the minister of Agriculture.
19 October 2010: William Samoei Ruto is appointed Minister for Higher Education.
In December 2010: The ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber assigned a summon for William Ruto at the prosecutor’s application.
Exciting things About William Samoei Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto
William Ruto is the present Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya since 4 March 2013, when he was elected alongst President Uhuru Kenyatta.
William Ruto Education
William Ruto went to Kerotet Primary School, and next joined Wareng Secondary School for his O Levels education before moving to Kapsabet Boys, Nandi for his Advanced education Levels. He was listed as the best student in his class.
William Ruto was once a teacher
Even though he is the deputy president of Kenya, William Ruto has resent evolved a long way. Prior to joining politics, Ruto worked as a teacher at Sirgoi secondary school and Kamagut secondary school. As a teacher, William Ruto’s students will always remember him as an astute person who wanted the best for all.
William Ruto is married and has a total of six children
William Ruto was married to Rachel Ruto in 1991. He first met his lovely wife at the university where she was tutoring a teacher. They are endowed with six children.
William Ruto was the very best student in his class
Ruto was listed as the best student in his class at the University of Nairobi. Consequently, he was given the scholarship to continue a masters degree in that same university. At the university, Ruto was an excellent team manager who related well with his fellow students. He was a great choirmaster and evangelist.
William Ruto ICC Case
In 2008, Kenya witnessed massive unrest. The disputes were attributed to poll rigging. As a strong team leader of ODM, William Ruto was among the people who advocated the unfolding of the truth that the then Kenyan president Kibaki had lost the polls. Ruto together with numerous other leaders who were allied to ODM suggested that President Mwai Kibaki needed to step down in favour of ODM’s Raila Odinga. When the disputes and violence subsided, a commission of inquiry was formed to investigate the causes of the disorder. The commission, commonly remembered as Waki Commision, named twenty people and it is from the list that the discharged ICC prosecutor, Moreno Ocampo chose the six suspects particularly;
- Uhuru Kenyatta
- Henry Kosgei
- William Ruto
- Francis Muthaura
- Major General Hussein Ali
- Joshua Arap Sang
Ruto was cited of crimes against humanity.
Ruto rose from a very humble background
There is no uncertainty that William Ruto is one of the wealthiest individuals in Kenya. Unlike several wealthy Kenyans who inherited their wealth from parents, Ruto walked his way towards gaining the wealth. His parents were not wealthy. Trusted sources from his father’s home in Eldoret shows that he used to do odd jobs such as selling groundnuts and chicken along the Nakuru – Eldoret road to supplement his parents.
William Ruto is a Christian
Ruto is a charismatic politician. Besides, he is a firm believer and a member of the African inland church, AIC. His religious part is what contributed to him entering politics. He was the head of the choir at a local church. Ruto’s connection with the longest-serving president of Kenya, Daniel Moi, occurred somewhat by accident. Moi had gone to a church service, and he got interested in Ruto’s personality when Ruto said a moving prayer.
William Samoei Ruto is a strict family man
William Ruto is a no-nonsense man. He takes his family matters very seriously. He is one of those people who enjoy a good relationship with his wife and children.
William Ruto’s Home Attack
In28 July 2017, Ruto’s home in Sugoi near Eldoret was targeted by at least one attacker armed with a machete and a police officer guarding the house was injured during the attack.
William Ruto is ambitious
William Ruto has held numerous government offices. Ruto has been a minister and a leader of parliamentary select committees. As the minister for agriculture, Ruto initiated many reforms that helped in improving the state of agriculture in Kenya. He has also been the minister for higher education under President Kibaki’s regime.
Ruto has his eyes on the big seat in 2022 having stood by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
William Ruto official Contacts
Office of The Deputy President, Harambee Avenue
P.O. Box 74434 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone: numbers +254 20 3247000/1/2/3/4/5
Official Email address: email@example.com
William Ruto official Website:
William Ruto official Website: http://www.deputypresident.go.ke/