DP William Ruto is by far the most famous hustler turned tycoon in Kenyan politics. His standing tall between a dark past and a bright future are no longer a secret. Indeed, William Ruto father was equally headstrong.
The family tree of Dr Ruto is one in which the father was a role model in business and leadership. The second in command would rise above other siblings to embrace an even greater influence.
Family tree: who are the parents of William Ruto?
Born on December 21, 1966, Ruto is the son of Mr Daniel Cheruiyot and Mrs Sarah Cheruiyot.
The couple hails from Kamagut, Uasin Gishu County. Who is the father of William Samoei Ruto?
DP William Ruto father Daniel Cheruiyot
William Ruto parents struggled to educate him knowing it was the only inherence they could afford.
Theirs was a middle-to-low income family in which clothes and shoes strained the budget a great deal.
As a result, walking barefoot to school remained the only option for Ruto, his brothers, and sisters.
Mzee Cheruiyot was a large scale maize and milk farmer
Sources indicate the now deceased Mzee Cheruiyot was a peasant farmer who eventually became a large scale maize farmer within the Rift Valley.
A close friend, Mzee Kibor, says Mzee Cheruiyot was a chief maize supplier to the National Cereal Produce Board during his prime years.
In addition, Cheruiyot owned a herd of cows and supplied several litres of milk to the Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited.
Elsewhere, he was a staunch Christian who instilled morality in his children and community.
Mzee Cheruiyot is clearly the reason why Ruto became a strong choir boy during his youthful years.
Further sources indicate that he was an active member in the Kamagut based African Inland Church.
Unfortunately, Mzee Daniel Kipruto Samoei Cheruiyot died in 2008 when Ruto was a Member of Parliament in Eldoret North.
Ruto’s mother Sarah Cheruiyot
Who is the mother of William Ruto? The jovial mother of DP Ruto is called Sarah Cheruiyot.
She is still alive but rarely in front of the cameras.
The famous Cheruiyot family is lately of interest in Kenyan politics where DP Ruto is a disputed presidential aspirant.
Most importantly, a spike of poverty did not stop Dr William Ruto father Daniel Cheruiyot and mother Sarah Cheruiyot from being caring parents.