William Samoei Ruto was born on 21 December 1966 in Sambut village, Kamagut, Uasin Gishu County, to Daniel Cheruiyot and Sarah Cheruiyot.

From a humble background, William Somoei Ruto rose to be one of the countries most formidable politician. His virtual control of The Rift valley vote basket has elevated his stature to the first in command- Kenyas’ fifth President.

A closer look at his life paints a picture of a man whose rise from obscurity to become the top of Kenyas’ politics is prodigious.

Looking back 30 years before, he had been peddling groundnuts in desperate bid to survive in the streets of Eldoret.