Who is William Ruto - Kenya's President Elect

William Ruto

William Ruto was born on 21st December, 1966 in Sambut village, to Daniel Cheruiyot and Sarah Cheruiyot. He attended Kerotet Primary School for his primary school education. He was enrolled in Wareng Secondary School for his ordinary level education before proceeding to Kapsabet Boys High School in Nandi County for his Advanced Level

He then went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science  in botany and Zoology from the university nairobi graduating in 1990. Ruto later enrolled for a Masters of Science in plant ecology graduating in 2011. The following year, he enrolled for PhD and after several setbacks, he completed and was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Nairobi, graduating on 21 December 2018. 

Ruto authored several papers including a paper titled Plant Species Diversity and Composition of Two Wetlands in the Nairobi National Park, Kenya. During his time in the campus for the undergraduate course, Ruto was an active member of the Christian Union. He also served as the Chairman of the University of Nairobi's choir.

It is through his church leadership activities at the University of Nairobi that Ruto met President Daniel Arap Moi who would introduce him to Kenya politics at later date, specifically during the 1992 general elections.

Ruto owns a considerable chicken farm in his home village of Sugoi, which was originally inspired by his stint as a live chicken hawker on the Nairobi-Eldoret highway.

William Ruto has  defeated Raila Odinga to become Kenya's fifth president.  Ruto heads to succeed outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta who did not support his candidacy in favour of government opposition leader Raila Odinga.


  1. I Uncle paul Rich congratulate Dr. William Ruto and i wish him success.


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