Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto is extremely popular. He and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua will run for the presidency in the August polls. Ruto will be contesting the upcoming election under the banner of Kenya Kwanza.
Who is William Ruto?
William Ruto is a Kenyan politician currently serving as Deputy President of Kenya. He is currently 55 years old.
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Ruto has been endorsed by UDA (United Democratic Alliance) as the party’s presidential candidate for Kenya’s presidential election set for August 2022. UDA is the newly formed and largest party under the Kenya Kwanza coalition.
William Ruto biography
William Ruto was born on 21 December 1966 in Kamagut, Kenya. He completed his schooling at Kapsabet High School. He completed his higher education at the University of Nairobi. He worked as a teacher before joining politics.
There are many criminal cases against him, which are still pending at the International Criminal Court (ICC). However, this has not decreased his popularity in Kenya.
What is the name of William Ruto’s wife?
What is the name of William Ruto’s mother?
Mama Sarah Cheruiyot
What is the name of William Ruto’s father?
Mzee Daniel Cheruiyot
What is the name of William Ruto’s children?
Nick Ruto and Abby Cherop Ruto
What is the name of William Ruto’s brother?
Paulo Martim Ruto
William Ruto’s political career
In 2014, Ruto was appointed as deputy president of Kenya by President Uhuru Kenyatta. He became extremely popular among people. In 2020, Ruto announced his alliance with the newly formed UDA party. He will now run for the presidency in the 2022 polls.
Elections in Kenya
The upcoming elections will take place for the president, members of parliament, and members of local assemblies. It will take place on August 9, 2022.
Ruto’s main rival is Raila Odinga, who will run under the rival Azimio la Umoja coalition. Ruto has appointed Tharaka Nithi Senator, Kithure Kindiki, as his chief agent in the August 9 presidential vote.