William Ruto Net Worth, Biography, Family History, Businesses, Properties, Farm, Hotels, Wife, Children

Kenyan President William Ruto Biography, Wikipedia, Houses, Cars, Marriage, First & Second Wife, Names Of Children, Family, Parents, Father, Mother, Siblings, Sons, Daughters, List of Williams Ruto Properties, Investments, Businesses, Chicken Farm, Land, Helicopter, Chopper, Private Jet, Mansions

Who is William Ruto?
William Ruto (born 21st December 1966) is the President Elect of Kenya who takes over from Uhuru Kenyatta. William Ruto net worth is estimated to be over $300,000 million US Dollars in 2021, 2022. He is among the top 15 richest politicians and businessmen in Kenya.

William Ruto has served as the deputy president of Kenya since 2013. In the 2013 presidential election, William Ruto was elected the Deputy President alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta under the Jubilee Alliance ticket. Ruto was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1998 to 2013. He served as Minister for Home Affairs in the Daniel Arap Moi administration from August to December 2002.

Williams Ruto is Kenyan born Politician who served in the Mwai Kibaki administration as Minister of Agriculture from 2008 to 2010 and as Minister for Higher Education from April to October 2010.

Ruto was elected president of Kenya in the 2022 presidential election.

Marriage, Wife, Children: William Ruto is married to Rachel Ruto, his beautiful and supportive wife. Ruto has 7 number of children, 6 biological children and 1 adopted child - 2 sons and 5 daughters.
William Ruto has 5 children with his one and only wife, Rachel Ruto, 1 daughter with his baby mama and ex girlfriend and 1 adopted daughter, making a total of 7 children that the new Kenyan President has.

Names Of William Ruto Children: The names of all William Ruto 7 children are Nick Ruto, June Ruto, Charleen Ruto, Stephanie Jepchumba, George Ruto, Abby Ruto and Nadia Cherono.

William Ruto Children

Picture of William Ruto Wife

William Ruto First Wife, Second Wife, Ex Girlfriend, Side Chick, Baby Mama: How many wives does William Ruto has? William Ruto has one (1) legally married wife, Rachel Ruto whom he got married to in 1991.
William Ruto does not have another second wife rather what he has a side chick, mistress, an ex girlfriend turned Baby Mama who has a teenage daughter for him.
Photo Of William Ruto hugging his wife

Image of William Ruto First and only wife, Rachel Ruto

William Ruto Profile Bio Data Summary

Name: William Ruto

Full Name: William Samoei Arap Ruto

Nationality: Kenyan

Home Town: Kamagut, Uasin Gishu County

Village: Sugoi

Tribe: Kalenjin

Date Of Birth: 21 December 1966

Age: 56 Years Old (2022)

Height: 5"8 Feet Tall

Profession: Politician, Businessman, Farmer, Investor, Entrepreneur, Hotelier

Net Worth: $300 Million US Dollars

Married: Yes

Spouse, Wife: Rachel Chebet Ruto

Number Of Wives: 1

Number Of Children: 7

Adopted Child: 1

Sons: 2

Daughters: 5

Parents: Daniel Cheruiyot and Sarah Cheruiyot

Religion: Christianity (Christian)

Political Party: United Democratic Alliance (UDA)

Education: University of Nairobi (BSc in Botany and Zoology)

William Ruto Net Worth 2021, 2022: How much is Kenyan President-Elect William Ruto net worth? William Ruto net worth is about $300,000 Million US Dollars as at 2021. His net worth in 2022 is expected to even rise to above $400,000 US Dollars. William Ruto is one of the richest people in Kenya. 

List Of President William Ruto Businesses, Investments, Properties, Sources Of Wealth, Riches

William Ruto has business interests in chicken farming, hospitality, oil and gas, plus aviation.

The list of properties, Businesses, Investments allegedly owned by William Ruto include;

1 five helicopters
2 two hangars
3 two hotels with a total accommodation 
4 capacity of 219 beds
5 three private residences
6 a gas company
7 a poultry farm, where chickens are under round-the-clock state security

8 257 officers from different state security agencies assigned to him. Out of these, 51 guard his private properties and business interests.

Kenya: How Much Is William Ruto Worth? The Nation (Nairobi) By Vincent Achuka

The controversial subject of just how much Deputy President turned Kenyan President Elect, William Ruto is worth took centre stage in 2021 after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i laid bare a list of properties he said are owned by William Ruto.

In a heated session with MPs that almost turned into a lifestyle audit on the DP, Dr Matiang'i mentioned 10 properties that he said are under round-the-clock state security, courtesy of their owner being Kenya's Number Two.

The list -- which includes hotels, large tracts of land, farms, a gas company and private homes -- had opened a can of worms whose lid Dr Ruto had tightly kept shut. William Ruto has been uncomfortable talking about his wealth since he assumed office in 2013.

While it is not immediately possible to put a figure on just how much the William Ruto is worth, the list provided in September 2021 to the National Administration and Security Committee comfortably placed the self-proclaimed 'Hustler', William Ruto in the league of shilling billionaires.

In short, Dr Matiang'i said William Ruto has business interests in chicken farming, hospitality, oil and gas, plus aviation.

Dr William Ruto has consistently said that he started life as a chicken seller at Kambi Kuku market on the Eldoret-Malaba highway.

The leader of the 'Hustler Nation', as William Ruto refers to himself, has 18,520 acres of land in three counties, five helicopters, two hangars, two hotels with a total accommodation capacity of 219 beds, three private residences, a gas company and a poultry farm, where chickens are under round-the-clock state security.

Cumulatively, the Interior CS said the Deputy President has 257 officers from different state security agencies assigned to him. Out of these, 51 guard his private properties and business interests.

"There are police officers because of the fact that the Deputy President may go there or may have interest or may spend time there," said Dr Matiang'i.

"We have those who are stationed and those, through the local police command ... make sure that if that is a farm that is owned by the DP and his animals or property is there, you keep an eye on that," said the CS.

Ruto's Net Worth

Although the Interior CS, in his presentation, was explaining how security officers are deployed around the DP and his properties, he opened a closet in the process whose skeletons have remained hidden for years.

The question of how wealthy Dr Ruto is has been asked in almost every interview he has attended without yielding any answers about his net worth.

"Why is this issue of wealth a big issue when you have William Ruto? You never ask anybody else," the DP told NTV when asked this question in 2020.

As part of his land holdings, President Ruto owns 976 acres at Murumbi farm in Trans Mara, 15,000 acres at Mutara farm in Laikipia and 2,536 acres at Mata Farm in Taita Taveta. He also operates the 102-bed Dolphin Hotel in Shanzu, Mombasa, and the 117-bed Weston Hotel on Lang'ata road in Nairobi.

Additionally, the DP owns Kitengela Gas, three residences in Karen, Nairobi, and Elgon View and Kosachei in Eldoret, plus a poultry farm in Koitalel, Uasin Gishu County. The DP also owns five choppers through Kwae Island Development Ltd, which operates as KIDL Helicopters from its two hangars at Wilson Airport.

In a quick rebuttal, the Deputy President in 2021 termed the list inaccurate, saying he does not own most of the properties listed by Dr Matiang'i. He, however, failed to confirm which of the listed properties belong to him.

"The Cabinet secretary desecrated the hallowed precincts of Parliament, exploiting it as a forum to propagate malicious falsehoods and assaulted the dignity of that institution by recklessly publishing inaccurate data purporting to be the property interests and security deployments to the Deputy President," said the DP through his communication secretary, Mr David Mugonyi.

"In fact most of the property listed do not belong to the Deputy President," said the statement.

In an attempt to get an inkling on out how much the DP is worth, the Nation did a search on the registration numbers of choppers owned by KIDL.

Among KIDL's choppers is 5Y KDM, which is an Airbus H145 T2 with a purchase price of Sh970 million; 5Y DSC (Eurocopter 130 T2, Sh740 million); 5Y KDN (Airbus H130, Sh330 million); 5Y DSN (Airbus H125, Sh290 million); and 5Y SAK (Airbus H125, Sh290 million).

Sh2.6 billion choppers

KIDL also used to own a Bell 505X helicopter with a tail number 5Y KDL. The chopper, whose purchase price from the manufacturer Bell Textron in Texas, United States is about Sh120 million, crashed in Turkana in March last year.

From the purchase price of his five helicopters, the DP's choppers are worth Sh2.6 billion. KIDL also owns a hangar at Wilson Airport where its helicopters are parked and serviced. The location of the hangar caused a controversy in 2018.

Other operators said it was too close to the runway and that it was being given preferential treatment since it has its own gate when everyone else was accessing the airport from the main gate.

The Murumbi farm in Trans Mara has also had its fair share of controversy after it emerged that the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) had undervalued it before selling it to the Deputy President in 2015.

The DP owns the land LR No Transmara/Intona/34 through North Mogor Holdings Ltd.

The property used to belong to former Vice President Joseph Murumbi. AFC sold it to North Mogor Holdings for Sh63.4 million in 2015, just two years after the Jubilee administration came into office.

The Nation conducted a search on North Mogor Holdings Ltd, but could not find its records at the Registrar of Companies yesterday. However, in papers previously filed in court about the controversial property, North Mogor said it bought the property and owns it.

"The 1st interested party executed a formal agreement of sale dated 19th October, 2015 with ADC and affirms that it honoured the full terms of the agreement of sale and that land parcel Transmara/Intona/34 was transferred and a title issued in the name of North Mogor Holdings Ltd on 17th November, 2015," said the company.

The 15,000-acre Mutara ranch has also been in the news previously for the wrong reasons, after pastoralists from Laikipia accused the ADC of irregularly transferring land they had been grazing their animals on to private entities.

The dispute, which ended up in court, began after pastoralists were suddenly stopped from accessing the grazing fields by heavily armed police officers in 2016. Before the land changed hands, local residents told court, they used to pay Sh200 monthly to ADC to allow them to graze their animals in the vast grassland.

Dr. William Kipchirchir Samoei Ruto family Heritage

DP William Ruto’s father Daniel Samoei Kipruto araap Cheruiyot was born in 1914 in Kericho, to Mzee Cheruiyot araap Chumba who later moved to Ziwa in Nandi in the late 1960s. They were members of the Kapkomoseek clan – animal totem Kibiegen (baboon). The Kapkomoseek Clan in Nandi is known as Kapsato which split from the larger family when they moved to Nandi in the early 1800s. DPs grandfather was named Cheruiyot araap Chumba who was the son of Maruri araap Cheruto, the last born son of Cheruto araap Maina who was one of the earliest headmen of the Kipsigis appointed in 1905 and serving until his death in 1911. DPs grandmother was named Chebukwo Obot Temoet a daughter of the Kipkenda clan. Cheruto araap Maina was the son of Maina araap Chibweri who was the son of Chibweri the brother of Wareko. Wareko was the grandfather of Sato (hence Kapsato of Nandi). 

Cheruto araap Maina was a gazetted headman of Location 1 (Kiptere) in Kericho appointed by Kericho DC Hugh B. Partington in 1905. He was appointed because of his outstanding leadership of troops of battle and had become enormously wealthy by the standards of his day. He was appointed to work under Orkoiyot Kipchomber araap Koilegen who was appointed Paramount Chief of the Kipsigis in 1905. He in fact accompanied Koilegen to Mombasa in 1906 for the King’s birthday celebrations and he can be seen on the famous photo where Koilegen is turbaned.  
Cheruto was a man of great influence and so as the headman, he was tasked to collect hut and poll tax among the Kipsigis under his jurisdiction. 

One day in November 1911, Cheruto araap Maina was killed when he went to collect taxes from one of the sons of the Kisii woman who had been under the care of his father Maina araap Chibweri. Kapmanaichi as the family would be known, had a belligerent son who refused to pay taxes. Cheruto araap Maina got one of his bulls and had it driven to market and sold for the tax. The angry young man came to the place where Cheruto was drinking that evening and speared him to death from behind. So died a great chief of the Kipsigis people. Partington mentioned Cheruto araap Maina’s death in his diaries and the same is confirmed by the Kericho District Political Record of 1911 available at the Kenya National Archives. The strange thing about the death was that it happened to members of the same clan whereas if he had been killed by an outsider, blood money would have to be paid. There was no blood money here. The following year 1912, a son was born to Kipkurui araap Maina and to remember his brother, he named the boy Kipkilel araap Kirui. 

In due course, Kipkilel was baptized into the Catholic church at Kipchimchim in July 1950 and became firm friends with his cousin Daniel araap Cheruiyot the son of his uncle Cheruiyot araap Chumba the son of Maruri araap Cheruto the son of Cheruto araap Maina. Simeon’s father Kipkurui araap Maina was the younger brother of Cheruto araap Maina and the older brother of Kenduywo araap Maina. Their mother was named Nyariki, the first wife of Maina araap Chibweri. They had a sister named Taptechmet was married to Kipchomber araap Koilegen and was the mother of Kiboin araap Sitonik (father of the late Eli Sigilai and others).

Moving to Nandi

When Simeon moved to Nandi in 1964 and settled at Kipsiorori village in Kaboi location of Kaptumo division, Daniel followed him there staying with him briefly as he searched for land in Nandi. He stayed at his farm in Kipsiorori village in Kaptumo shortly before moving to Kamagut near Eldoret where he purchased land from the departing Europeans. Before leaving Kericho, Daniel was married Tamunai and had a son named Paul Labose. 

When he moved to Kamagut, he married Sarah and William Ruto was born to this union in 1966. William was his fourth child. Seeing that his son had settled in Nandi, Cheruiyot araap Chumba also moved to Uasin Ngishu in 1968, going all the way to Ziwa where he purchased some land. He lived there until his death in 1976. Araap Chumba’s older brother Labose remained in Kericho as did his younger brother named Mbega, who is the father of Job Chirchir (formerly a director at NTSA) and a close ally of DP Ruto. Mzee Cheruiyot araap Chumba had several children among them Maria Keter, Grace Marindich, Nelly Mwei, and the late Joshua ‘Kiptamet’ araap Cheruiyot, Daniel Samoei araap Cheruiyot (DPs father)) and the last born son Philip araap Cheruiyot who lives in Ziwa. 

DPs uncle Joshua ‘Kiptamet’ Cheruiyot moved to Chepkumia where he bought land, married a Nandi woman of Kapsegoi family and joined the African Israel Church Nineveh (hence the nickname ‘Kiptamet’ for his turbans). You have seen that some of DP Ruto’s biggest fans are members of that African Israel Church Nineveh and it is not by default. He has relatives there. DP Ruto’s eldest brother is Paul Labose from his older mother Tamunia. Next are Susan and Elizabeth are from his mother Sarah. DP comes in fourth. After him are late Kiprop, Triza, David and the late Harrison Ruto. From his father’s third wife Leah are Tecla, Samuel, Janet, Philemon, Jonah, Joel. Mzee Daniel Samoei araap Cheruiyot died on March 29, 2008 and was laid to rest at Kamagut.

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