William Ruto is the deputy president of Kenya . He formed formidable coalition with president Uhuru Kenyatta that saw them gain power from 2012-2022. William ruto biography , wealth, contacts, family, wife, life history, latest news, religion, tribe, cars, house, ICC , sons, daughter.
WILLIAM RUTO BIOGRAPHY
William Ruto was born in 1966 in Kamagut Uashin Gishu.
Ruto Mother: Sarah Cheruiyot
Ruto Father: Daniel Cheruiyo
WILLIAM RUTO EDUCATION
Primary school school: Kerotet and Kamagut Primary School
Secondary school (‘0’ LEVEL ) : Wareng Secondary School : 1981-1984
‘A’ LEVEL- Kapsabet Boys 1985- 1986
University: University of Nairobi (BSc (botany and zoology) IN 1990
He pursued masters degree which Botany where he graduated in 2011.
William Ruto is currently pursuing Phd in the same university.
WILLIAM RUTO CV
Hate him or love him, Deputy President William Ruto is a smart, self-made politician who rose to the top league of the political establishment in a short time to become the most formidable politician in the country today.
The self-styled ‘hustler’ is known for his sheer hard work and aggressive political nature that saw him rally the Rift Valley voting bloc behind President Uhuru Kenyatta to win the 2013 General Election.
Those who know him well say Ruto entered the realm of politics when he began campaigning for Kanu presidential candidate Daniel arap Moi.
The 1992 presidential election came at the right time and Ruto was part of the team that founded the Youth for Kanu ’92.
The group successfully campaigned for Mr Moi’s re-election. However, the “Young Turks” did not “eat big” and therefore began nursing their own political ambitions.
Five years later, Ruto had developed his own wings, but they were only big enough to fly him to the Eldoret North parliamentary seat after he and other vibrant youths became Kanu ‘rebels’ who ran against Moi’s preferred candidate, and won.
He surprised many when he floored experienced politicians like the late Reuben Chesire and William Morogo arap Saina to bag the seat on a Kanu ticket.
Fast forward to 2002, and another General Election was knocking on the door. Ruto was still interested in his Eldoret North seat.
However, he was deployed by Moi to execute “Project Uhuru” who was then being helped to capture the presidency. Their endeavours, however, fell flat when Mwai Kibaki won the election.
In 2006, an ambitious Ruto did the unexpected. He declared that he would contest the presidency. This did not go down well with the Kanu camp, including former President Moi, who immediately condemned his decision
incensed, Ruto crossed to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party where he attempted to get the party ticket for the presidency. He contested against Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi but came third after the former carried the day.
Moi had seen his own man turn against him; his protégé would haunt him in the days to come as he developed his own political clout. Ruto, who was a Raila ally in the 2007 election, showed his political muscle when he led the ODM wave that swept the Rift Valley and all the seats.
He had delivered a vote for Raila, only for his new fame to be marred by the post-election chaos.
At the formation of the grand coalition government in April 2008, Ruto, who then had established him self a leading light in ODM and a member of the party’s cream referred to as the pentagon, was appointed Minister for Agriculture in 2008 until April 2010. At the Ministry of Agriculture he traversed the country checking on farmers. He ensured farmers got a regular supply of fertiliser and had ready market for their produce.
He was moved to the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology, where he immediately embarked on reforms to ensure institutions of higher education in the country offered quality and relevant education to the thousands of Kenyan youth.
He broke away from Raila’s group in 2011 and formed the United Republican Party, indicating that he would run for the presidency on a ticket from the new party.
WILLIAM RUTO ICC CASE
December 2010, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced that he was seeking summonses of six people, including Ruto over their involvement in the 2007-8 electoral violence.The ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber subsequently issued a summons for Ruto at the prosecutor’s request.
William Ruto was accused of planning and organizing crimes against supporters of President Kibaki’s Party of National Unity. He is charged with three counts of crimes against humanity, one of each of murder, forcible transfer of population and persecution.
On 23 January 2012, the ICC confirmed the charges against Ruto and Joshua Sang, in a case that also involved Uhuru Kenyatta, Francis Muthaura, Henry Kosgey and Major General Mohammed Hussein Ali.
However the case was later dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence.
WILLIAM RUTO FAMILY
William ruto married Rachel Chebet in 1991; they have got six children.In February 2017 Prisca Chemutai Bett claimed that Ruto had fathered her 11-year-old daughter Abby Cherop Ruto, a claim that Ruto accepted.
WILLIAM RUTO AGE
He is 51 years old as at per 2017.
WILLIAM RUTO WEALTH /NET WORTH
He comes from one of the richest people in kenya.
1.2 Billion rural home in Turbo in a 700 acre piece of land
Oseng properties limited
Orterter Enterprises Limited
Residential Property along Jogoo road Nairobi
He is the major shareholder in Amaco insurance
Osere flats in Rongai
His Karen home is also said to be worth millions of shillings
Poultry Business at Turbo home
WILLIAM RUTO NET WORTH
he is worth around ksh 300billion
WILLIAM RUTO SALARY
William ruto earns basic salary of 1.2million as deputy president of kenya.
WILLIAM RUTO CONTACTS
Office of The Deputy President, Harambee Avenue
P.O. Box 74434 – 00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254 20 3247000/1/2/3/4/5
WILLIAM RUTO CORRUPTION CASES AND CONTROVERSY
1. Prisons department land grabbing case
2. Ngong forest land case
3. Corruption at the Deputy President’s office- was ranked most corrupt Government office in Kenya.
4. The Maize scandal of 2010
5. Jacob Juma murder
6. Weston hotel saga
7. NYS scandal
8. William ruto and emmy kosgei affair
9. William Ruto side child neglect