William Samoei Ruto was born in 21st December 1966 and that marked the kick off of his journey to success. Born in a humble background in Sugoi village, Turbo constituency in Uasin Gishu county, the self-proclaimed hustler has beaten all odds to become the second man in command in the Republic of Kenya.
His story is and will remain inspiring to many as he endured the scorching sun at Kambi Kuku market along the busy Eldoret— Malaba Highway to sell chicken to motorists at the railway crossing point. He was then a student years before he got his big break.
William Ruto attended Kerotet Primary School for his primary school education before joining Wareng Secondary School for his Ordinary Levels education. He later proceeded to Kapsabet Boys for his Advanced Levels. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1990 with a degree in BSc (Botany and Zoology).
Ruto actively joined politics in 1992 when he was campaigning for the reelection of former president Moi. He was the organizing secretary of youth for KANU ‘92 (YK92).
In 1997, William Ruto vied for Eldoret North parliamentary seat beating Reuben Chesire one of the experienced and smart politicians of that time.
Since then, he has served as an assistant and different Ministerial capacities in the country. In 2011, Ruto broke away from ODM party to form United Republican Party(URP) which later merged with TNA to form the ruling Jubilee party.
He is currently serving for his second term as the deputy president since 2013 and there is no doubt that he is the front-runner in the coming presidential elections. His victory in 2022 presidential race will complete the story of the son of a peasant who rose to become the most powerful man in the country.
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