William Ruto was born 21 December 1966 in Sambut village, Kamagut, Uasin Gishu county to Daniel Cheruiyot and Sarah Cheruiyot.He attended Kerotet Primary School for his primary school education then joined Wareng Secondary School for his Ordinary Levels education before proceeding to Kapsabet Boys High School in Nandi County for his Advanced Levels. He then went on to receive a BSc (Botany and Zoology) from the University of Nairobi graduating in 1990. Ruto later enrolled for MSc in Plant Ecology, graduating in 2011. The following year, He enrolled for PhD and after several setbacks,he eventually completed and was awarded a PhD from the University of Nairobi graduating on 21 December 2018.
Ruto married Rachel Chebet in 1991.The young couple first lived in Dagoretti South where they got their first child. They now have 9 children.Ruto acknowledged a daughter with an ex-college lover Prisca Bett in 2017.Ruto and the Second lady own an expansive farm in Sugoi. He also owns interest in various real estate developments in Kenya including the Weston Hotel and a large interest in AMACO, an insurance company.He has been described a Kenyan Shilling billionaire. Although Ruto went to university his life was not always easy,as before he became a politician. William was first a chicken seller and an Evangelist in an unknown church.
Here are his pictures before fame.
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