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William Samoei arap Ruto

Date of Birth: 21/12/1966
Place of Birth: Sambut Village, Kamagut, Uasin Gishu, Kenya


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Rewards and realpolitik

Inconvenient indictments Two accused KKK leaders want to be candidates - the PNU's Kikuyu Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)'s point-man in the Rift Valley William Ruto...


ICC has Kenyan politicians on the run

More recently in defiance of ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo’s prohibition on suspects fraternising ODM’s William Ruto former Minister of Higher Education and of Agriculture and Joshua arap Sang the KASS FM broadcaster named by the ICC were together at an Emo event in the Rift Valley...


Ocampo names six suspects

Ocampo named on 15 December four other Kenyans – along with Kenyatta and Muthaura – whom he judges most to blame for the murderous violence that followed the 2007 election: William Ruto the recently deposed Agriculture Minister and former Higher Education Minister and a key Kalenjin leader from Eldoret North where the worst of the violence took place; Henry Kosgey the Industrialisation Minister an important Odinga supporter the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Chairman and a Kalenjin member of parliament from Tinderet constituency in Nandi Hills another Rift Valley hot spot for violence; a retired Police Commissioner Major General Mohammed Hussein Ali an ethnic Somali and current Postmaster General; and Joshua arap Sang presenter of a morning phone-in show ‘Lene Emet’ (How is the country...


Don’t be vague, let’s go to the Hague

It was brought by William Ruto’s ally Isaac Ruto (no relation) and proposed the withdrawal of Kenya from the Rome Statute which founded the ICC...

Two former witnesses Ken Braziz Wekesa and William Kepkemboi Rono who were under a Kenya National Commission of Human Rights witness protection programme went public in November with claims that the KNCHR had coached them to deliver witness statements against William Ruto...

On 14 December 85 members of parliament – Party of National Unity (PNU) members as well as allies of suspended Higher Education Minister William Ruto – gathered at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi to plot setting up a local tribunal but the meeting ended in disarray...

William Ruto certainly believed it and made the point repeatedly at public rallies...

In the short term the political tensions will initially bolster the Kikuyu-Kalenjin-Kamba alliance whose principal actors include both Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto both accused...


Ruto takes on the courts

The point of William Ruto’s voluntary mission to the Hague to meet investigators at the International Criminal Court on 4-6 November became clear when he returned to Nairobi...


A rope for Ruto

The suspension of Higher Education Minister William Ruto 43 from cabinet on 19 October marks the second phase of the Kalenjin leader’s political isolation...


Turning a corner

7 million Kikuyu votes would cancel out his loss of the Rift Valley after he fell out with Kalenjin leader William Ruto...


This time a peaceful vote

He was once thought to be a wavering watermelon (green on the outside for Yes red inside for No) and before that a supporter of the short-lived Kikuyu Kalenjin Kikuyu group along with William Ruto the Minister for Higher Education and Uhuru Kenyatta Minister of Finance (AC Vol 51 No 12)...


Rumbles in the Rift

Both William Ruto and ex-President Daniel arap Moi whipped up local support for the No vote...


The battle for the basic law

The battle between the green Yeses and the red Noes is heating up since William Ruto the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Minister of Higher Education hitched on to the coat-tails of Christian clerics and his own Rift Valley majimboists to block the Yes campaign...


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