Deputy President William Kipchirchir Samoei Ruto today, 21st December 2019, is celebrating his 53rd birthday in style as he lays the foundation stone for the William S. Ruto Institute of African Studies at Makerere University.
The DP is the chief guest at the ceremony which was reportedly requested by Uganda President Yoweri Museveni.
Today, Ruto is also a happy man as he celebrates his 28th wedding anniversary with his wife Rachael Ruto. He was born back in December 21, 1966 in Kamagut, Uasin Gishu County to Daniel Cheruiyot and Sarah Cheruiyot.
Ruto attended Kerotet Primary School then Wareng Secondary School for his Ordinary Levels education before proceeding to Kapsabet Boys, Nandi for his Advanced Levels.
He then went on to receive a BSc (Botany and Zoology) from the University of Nairobi, graduating in 1990. He was also a member of the Christian Union where he served as Chairman.
What many don’t really know about him is that he was ranked the best student in his class.
On 21st December 2018, the country’s second in command graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Plant Ecology from the University of Nairobi.
A number of Kenyans have flocked to social media to wish him a happy birthday. Here are some of the wishes:
“Happy Birthday your Excellency Deputy President @WilliamsRuto, my mentor my teacher. may your special day be full of beautiful, magical and unforgettable moments![sic]” tweeted Macdonald Mariga.
Happy Birthday DP @WilliamsRuto,
I am happy to call you a friend, a practical mentor, a boss, my DP & God Willing, the 5th President of The Republic of Kenya.
Proverbs 4:25 – ” Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.”https://t.co/eAkS2x884n
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) December 21, 2019
Happy birthday H.E. Dr. William Ruto
We at Elyzza Tours wish you good luck, health, wisdom, prosperity and God’s favour.
Mnaona tumpeleke hike wapi🙊🙊🙊 pic.twitter.com/GVou609jqa
— Elyzza Tours (@elyzza_tours) December 21, 2019
What a blessed man.
2018, he celebrated his birthday while graduating for his PhD.
2019, he celebrates his birthday while laying foundation stone for Dr William Ruto Institute of Leadership and African Studies in Makerere University.
Wishing the Doyen a #HBDDPRUTO #HBDWilliamRuto pic.twitter.com/MWRlAlJk87
— Sir Jim kitch langat (@SirJimKitch) December 21, 2019
It is not only your BIRTHDAY but also the day you lay foundation stone of the William Ruto Leadership Institute at Makerere University in Uganda. This is in recognition of your servant leadership. Congratulations and Happy Birthday H.E DP William Ruto the 5th President.
— Patrick Mussolini (@Mussolini_P) December 21, 2019
He holds the dreams of the children of peasants his success is their success It gives them hope that they can rise to the highest office in this land called Kenya
Casting my lot with him in 2022
Happy 53rd Birthday Hustler Deputy President William Ruto@OleItumbi @WilliamsRuto pic.twitter.com/gt1GyNSXDf
— KAIZER OBED (@KaizerObed) December 21, 2019