Dr. William Ruto: Biography, Cv and other Details
Dr. William Ruto, whose full name is William Samoei Ruto, is a Kenyan politician who has been an influential figure in Kenyan politics for several years. Here are some details about his biography and political career up to date.
Early Life and Education
William Ruto was born on December 21, 1966, in Sambut Village, Kamagut, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. He grew up in a humble background and attended primary school in Turbo, Uasin Gishu County. He later joined Wareng Secondary School in the same county. After completing his secondary education, Ruto proceeded to the University of Nairobi, where he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany and Zoology.
Ruto’s political journey began in the early 1990s when he joined the Youth for Kanu ’92 (YK ’92), a youth wing of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) party. He actively campaigned for President Daniel arap Moi’s re-election during that time.
In 1997, Ruto vied for a parliamentary seat and was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Eldoret North constituency. He served as an MP from 1997 to 2013. During his time in parliament, he held various positions, including Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Agriculture.
In 2013, Ruto ran as the running mate of Uhuru Kenyatta in the presidential election. The Kenyatta-Ruto ticket won the election, and Ruto became the Deputy President of Kenya on April 9, 2013.
In 2017, Ruto again ran as the running mate of Uhuru Kenyatta in the presidential election. The Kenyatta-Ruto ticket won the election, and Ruto served as the Deputy President of Kenya from April 9, 2013 to august 9 2022.
Currently ruto is the president of kenya since august 9 2022 he ran for presidency against Rt. Hon Prime minister Raila Amolo Odinga and he won.
William Ruto has been involved in several controversies throughout his political career. In 2010, he was indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged role in the post-election violence that occurred in Kenya in 2007-2008. The case was eventually dropped in 2016 due to insufficient evidence.
Ruto’s political career has also been marked by strained relationships with other political figures and party affiliations. He has been associated with different political parties, including the United Republican Party (URP) and the Jubilee Party of Kenya.
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