The Deputy President William Ruto will today obtain the title ‘Dr’ as he graduates from the University of Nairobi with a doctorate, after six years of study. It will be triple celebration for the deputy president who will also be marking his 52nd birthday as well as his 27th wedding anniversary. His name, alongside six other UoN doctorate graduates, was approved and published by the university Senate last month.
DP William Ruto to graduate with a PhD in Plant Ecology https://t.co/DJjnRocj76
— Geoffrey Kerosi (@gkerosi) December 21, 2018
Mr Ruto has been pursuing the doctorate, the highest degree awarded by a university, since August 2012. He will graduate with a PhD in plant ecology. The title of his thesis is ‘Influence of human activities on land use changes on environmental quality of riparian ecosystems: A case study of Saiwa Swamp watershed, Western Kenya’. Mr Ruto’s project was approved in August 2012 and he submitted the thesis in September. He did his oral examination on October 24 and his report was approved on October 25.
So Our Dp William Ruto is graduating today at The University of Nairobi and at the same time celebrating his birthday plus don't forget he got married on this date ..what a day for him #UoNGraduation #uonclass2018 congratulations to him and the rest of the graduands pic.twitter.com/k1iNLQ68Zw
— JOJI ~ 🇰🇪 (@Its_Georgy) December 21, 2018
His graduation was approved in a senate meeting chaired by Vice-Chancellor Peter Mbithi and attended by people including Julius Ogeng’o, the acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Mr Ruto has already published his work in two renowned journals as required by the Commission for University Education (CUE), the regulator.
Leaders graduating at University of Nairobi today;
DP William Ruto- Doctoral Degree
Sen Mithika Linturi-Law degree
DCJ Mwilu-Masters Degree
Cs Eugene wamalwa- Masters Degree
Congrats to all graduands#DrWilliamRuto pic.twitter.com/AbneaaKNGr
— The Don (@The_Don_Kiambu) December 21, 2018
These are the International Journal of Research in Environmental Science and the Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution. The 60th graduation ceremony is for students from the schools of health sciences, and humanities.
The deputy president is in the School of Biological Science. In 2016, he failed to graduate because he had not met all the coursework requirements. The deputy president has a Bachelor’s degree in Botany and Zoology and a Master’s degree in Plant Ecology.