Deputy President William Ruto is among the richest politicians in Kenya at the moment. Some might argue his wealth was acquired in uncouth means, but I can’t argue in favor or against that myself.
William Samoei Arap Ruto is the current deputy president of Kenya. He has been the deputy president since 2013. He was once an acting Kenya president between 5th and 8th October 2014 when the current President, Uhuru Kenyatta was away, in Hague.
One thing though that we know about DP Ruto is that he owns some of the most expensive properties both in Nairobi and other parts of the country.
He owns a home worth millions of shillings, a 4-star hotel and even an expensive gadget that many might only dream about it but never get a chance to own one.
He was recently ranked as the 12th and the most affluent people in Kenya with a net worth of Ksh 30 billion. He owns a tyranny of companies in Kenya which he makes a kill out of them.
Here is the list of properties owned by the current deputy president of Kenya.
1. Uasin Gishu Residence – estimated cost Ksh. 1.2 Billion.
Ruto owns a palatial home in Moiben, Uasin Gishu County. The home sits on a 20 acres piece of land. It has an artificial lake in the middle, six posh houses at the front apart from the main house with a gazebo heading into the lake. The home also has a private airstrip and a library.
2. 680 Hotel (Sixeighty Hotel) – estimated cost Ksh.
3 Billion.3. Weston Hotel – estimated worth over Ksh. 2.5 Billion.
Deputy President William Ruto also owns 4-star Weston Hotel situated in Langata, Nairobi. It is this hotel that made William Ruto’s name trend for more than a week for all the wrong reasons when there were alleged attempts of trying to grab land belonging to Langata Primary School.
4. Oseng Properties Limited estimated at Ksh. 1Billion.
5. Orterter Enterprises Limited estimated at Ksh. 2.5 Billion.
6. Residential Property along Jogoo road Nairobi estimated at Ksh. 1.5 Billion.
7. Major Amaco Insurance shareholder at Ksh. 1 Billion.
William Ruto is Amaco Insurance’s major shareholder. The insurance firm rakes in millions every month, and by being a major shareholder the Deputy President walks home with a lion’s share.
8. Osere flats in Rongai estimated at Ksh. 500 Million.
William Ruto also owns a palatial home in Karen Estate, Nairobi, estimated at Ksh 453 million. The house is built on a 10-acre piece of land and has an office block, spacious bedrooms, garage, gazebo, swimming pool, generator house, comptroller’s unit and staff residence.
9. Karen Home said to be worth millions recently renovated at a cost of Ksh. 500Million.
10. Poultry Business at Turbo home estimated at Ksh. 750 Million.
William Ruto owns a massive poultry farm in Turbo. Having miself sold chickens himself (for Ksh 11 to Ksh 13) and boiled eggs back in the day to truck drivers carrying cargo to Uganda, Ruto understands how poultry farming can be lucrative. Late last year he gave out 20,400 chickens to 5,000 women from different wards in Uasin Gishu county.
11. K24 which he acquired from Kenyatta family about a year ago
12. A chopper worth Ksh 300 million