William Ruto- Biography, Linked to killing Jacob Juma, Attending Jacob Jumas Burial, Age, Family, wife, Children, Evangelist, Weston Hotel, Allegations of corruption, Political Career.

William Ruto- Biography, Linked to killing Jacob Juma,Attending Jacob Jumas Burial, Age, Family, wife, Children, Evangelist, Weston Hotel, Allegations of corruption, Political Career.

William Ruto was born to the peasant family of the late Mzee Daniel Cheruiyot and Sarah on 21 December 1966 in Kamagut, Uasin Gishu.


William Ruto, who lived with his grandparents in Ziwa Location, trekked to Kerotet Primary School, barefoot, for most of his primary school life, and, like his peers, would herd cows on weekends and during holidays.

“Later, William Ruto would buy chicken from the villages and sell them at Kamagut Market on the Kenya-Uganda highway. And on the days when he could not afford chicken, he would sell peanuts.”
William Ruto also had vast interests in the hospitality industry and insurance.

William Ruto has often bragged how he made his money through hustling having been born in a poor family. William Ruto is known for his generosity donating millions of shillings to churches during harambees.

William Ruto’s Wife

William ruto is Married to one wife Rachel Ruto and they are blessed with six children one of them adopted.

 Deputy President William Ruto as an evangelist

One of the images, which were shared on Facebook by the Kenya Film Classification Board chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua, shows William Ruto carrying a bible on one hand and what appears like a still camera on the other.William Ruto

Political Career

William Ruto was Organising Secretary of Youth for Kanu ’92 (YK92), a group that was formed to drum up support for President Daniel arap Moi in the 1992 election.

In January 2006, William Ruto declared publicly that he would stand for the presidency in the next general election, scheduled for December 2007. His statement was condemned by some of his KANU colleagues, including former president Moi. William Ruto sought the nomination of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) as its presidential candidate, but in the party’s vote on 1 September 2007, he placed third with 368 votes, behind the winner, Raila Odinga (with 2,656 votes) and Musalia Mudavadi (with 391). Rutoexpressed his support for Odinga after the vote. He resigned from his postas KANU secretary general on 6 October 2007.

The presidential election of December 2007 ended in an impasse. Kenya’selectoral commission declared Kibaki the winner while opinion polls had clearly placed Raila Odinga in front. Raila and ODM claimed victory. In a scene that has been replicated all over Africa, Mwai Kibaki was hurriedly worn in as the president December 2007 presidential election. Following the election and dispute over the result Kenya was engulfed by a violent political crisis. Kibaki and Odinga agreed to form a power-sharing government.

In the grand coalition Cabinet named on 13 April 2008 and sworn in on 17 April, William Ruto was appointed as Minister for Agriculture.On 21 April 2010, William Ruto was transferred from the agriculture ministry and posted to the higher education ministry, swapping posts with Sally Kosgei On 24 August 2011, William Ruto was relieved of his ministerial duties, and remaining a member of parliament. He joined hands with Uhuru Kenyatta to form the Jubilee alliance for the 2013 presidential election.

Allegations of corruption

William Ruto is allegedly involved in various corruption scandles including chaos at anti-corruption commission to the saga of Lang’ata Road Primary School and back to the scandal at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital all of which he maintains  innocence accusing political opponents of dragging his name and that of the Jubilee administration into the scandals.

Interests in Weston Hotel.

William Ruto admitted having “interests” in the Weston Hotel, but denied having grabbed public land from the Lang’ata Road Primary School.The school made headlines when its pupils were tear gased as they protested against a developer who was allegedly hiving off their playground.

He claims the transfers are there and that they didn’t buy from KCAA but bought the land from people who had been allocated the land and the documentations are there.

Ruto Speaks On Jacob Juma’s Murder and the reason Why He Will Not Be Attending The Burial

Deputy President Ruto has spoken upon the allegations and the controversy surrounding Jacob Juma for the first time. Having been linked by Jacob Juma himself and a number of opposition leaders, William Ruto decided to finally break silence on the issue. Speaking in his political backyard in Nandi, the DP scoffed at the leaders asking them to stop seeking political mileage from the issue and instead take any evidence they have to the police.

Yesterday, his team had also said that they will look to sue several of the speakers at the requiem mass held in Nairobi notably Cyrus Jirongo for what they termed as falsehood remarks aimed to tarnish the reputation of the DP.

Here are a couple of William Ruto remarks in Nandi.

“Whoever has information on the killing of businessman Jacob Juma should take it to the police and not his funeral,” “There is no difference between those who commit crime and those who make wild allegations without assisting the police.”

In his earlier tweets last year, Jacob Juma had said he would not want William Ruto to attend his funeral as he did not lead a hypocritical life and thus even in death he would want to maintain that. It is thus understandable why senior government members have kept silent on the issue.