Dr William Ruto biography, age, tribe, family, education, career, wife, children, wealth, house, net worth

Deputy President William Samoei Arap Ruto is an all-time brilliant student of Kenyan politics. He is a powerful man with a fixed dream of becoming the fifth president after His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta. Beforehand is Dr William Ruto biography with an admirable life story worth retelling.

Dr. William Ruto, the first elected Deputy President of Kenya SRC: @The Star

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The hustler movement boss brags humble beginnings, which have since turned into a fortune. For that reason, Ruto is a living example of a controversial bottom-up economy. Who is William Ruto?

The first elected deputy president’s profile

William Ruto real name:      William Samoei Arap Ruto 

Place of birth:                         Kamagut, Rift Valley, Kenya

Year of birth:                           December 21, 1966

Gender:                                   Male

Zodiac sign:                            Sagittarius

Nationality:                              Kenyan

William Ruto tribe:                 Kalenjin

Religion:                                  Christian

William Ruto father:               Daniel Cheruiyot

William Ruto mother:             Sarah Cheruiyot

Siblings:                                   Harrison Ruto

Wife:                                        Rachel Chebet

Children:                                   6

Occupation:                               Deputy President

Instagram account:                    @williamruto

Twitter account:                         @williamruto

Facebook account:                      Dr William Ruto

Dr William Ruto biography

Ruto from the Great Rift Valley is a news headline personality with equal measures of love and hate from Kenyans. He is a one-man army with a strong conviction on matters of governance.

Dr. William Ruto, the current Vice President Kenya SRC: @Nairobi News Nation

Dr William Ruto age

How old is Dr William Ruto? Born on December 21, 1966, Ruto is 55 years old as of 2022. The youthful DP is a Kenyan by birth with ancestry in Kamagut, Uasin Gishu County.

On a recent birthday, Rachel Ruto described her husband as a confidant, true friend, and wonderful father of their children.

William Ruto education history

DP Ruto attended Kerotet Primary School and sat for his Certificate of Primary Education in 1982. He later enrolled at Wareng Secondary for levels before proceeding to Kapsabet Boys High School.

The determined Ruto eventually graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1990 with qualifications in Botany and Zoology. He then gained the doctoral title in 2018.

William Ruto family tree

Dr Ruto is from the family of Cheruiyot in the Rift Valley. That means Ruto is originally a Kipsigis.

Dr William Ruto parents (Daniel Cheruiyot and Sarah Cheruiyot) were peasant farmers in the early years. The brothers of DP Ruto include Harisson Ruto, Paul Maritim, and Samuel Ruto.

William Ruto wife Rachel

Ruto and Rachel married in 1991. They were initially residents of Dagoretti before the arrival of wealth and fame.

Ruto with his wife Rachel SRC: @Tuko

The 53 years old Rachel was born in 1968. She is a trained teacher who resigned in the early years to support the course of her husband Ruto.

William Ruto children

Ruto and Rachel are proud parents of six children including an adoptive daughter, Nadia Ruto.

Some of William Ruto’s children SRC: @Kenyans.co.ke

Biological sons and daughters are; Nick Ruto, June Ruto, Stephanie Ruto, George Kimutai, and Charlene Chelagat.

Ruto political career summary

President Daniel Moi introduced Ruto into active politics in the early 90s. Ruto who was at the time a staunch Christian Union leader became a strong supporter of Moi’s re-election bid of 1992.

In 1997, Ruto became MP of Eldoret North Constituency. On top of that, Moi appointed him as the Director of Elections within KANU. Again, Kibaki appointed him to the Ministry of Home Affairs in 2002. In 2005, Uhuru Kenyatta became chair and Ruto the Secretary-General of KANU.

A year later, Ruto defected from KANU to ODM with the hope of securing a presidential ticket for the 2007 General Elections. In the end, he lost the endorsement to Raila Odinga.

After the disputed elections, Ruto became the MP of Eldoret North Constituency. He was also appointed the Minister of Agriculture by President Kibaki. In 2010, he was moved to the Ministry of Higher Education.

Forming Jubilee in 2013

KANU kingpins Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto formed Jubilee Party ahead of the 2013 general elections.

Ruto with Uhuru Kenyatta during campaigns SRC: @Kwaela News Network

Their union came at a time when they were facing ICC cases at The Hague for alleged involvement in the post-election violence of 2007. Luckily, they won the case in April 2016.

William Ruto wealth and properties

Ruto who was formerly a chicken seller is now the owner and major shareholder in several businesses. These include Sentrim 680 Hotel, Weston Hotel, Amaco Insurance, and Mediamax.

Also in the list of Ruto’s expensive possessions is a costly gold wristwatch, the multi-billion Sixeighty Hotel, 3 Eurocopter Helicopters, and the stately Weston Hotel.

In the fleet of cars owned by Ruto is a Range rover sport, and Toyota Land Cruiser v8.

William Ruto home

The Kenyan Deputy President is among the few billionaires in the country. He owns several palatial homes that are worth millions of money. For instance, his 10-acre Karen home is said to be worth Ksh. 1.2 billion.

One of Ruto’s multi-million house SRC: @Kenyans.co.ke

William Ruto net worth

DP William Ruto Salary is Ksh. 1,487,500 excluding allowances. On average, he takes home a whopping Ksh 16.8 million every month.

Overall, the net worth of Ruto is about Ksh. 40 billion. He has accumulated much of the wealth from monthly income, loyalties, and investments.

William Ruto contacts

  • Website: deputypresident.go.ke
  • Email: dp@deputypresident.go.ke

Contact the incumbent deputy president of Kenya for further inquiry and appointment.

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William Ruto biography shares intimate details of a man who has tested both sides of life. Sleeping hungry because of poverty did not stop him from excelling in academics and lately, politics.