Self-proclaimed hustlers clerk DP William Ruto is among the few Kenyan politicians who have risen from zero to where they are, as his parents are not known to many unlike a number of politicians.
DP William Ruto was sired by one Sarah Cheruiyot who hails from Turbo Constituency in Rift Valley.
The story of the God-fearing and hardworking woman can be told better by Kamagut village residents. Despite financial difficulties, the DP and his siblings were able to complete their educations thanks to her perseverance and passion for learning. Her main focus is still on education.
She is a religious woman whose story has appeared often in DP William Ruto’s narrations. She has one special talent that sticks out. Mama Cheruiyot has memorized the hymnal pages and songs despite her scant formal education. She has a mastery of hymnal songs that even the most educated people find amusing.
Sarah has defied all odds despite her modest beginnings. Her prayers and love for God serve as a sword and a shield for her. Her modesty is admirable. She turned down a mansion at one stage in order for William to provide for his siblings’ education first.
” Despite the fact that my mother did not get any formal education, she knows the words and pages of every song in the hymn book. ”
” The fact that she knows so much without formal education inspired us to do our best in school. I am who I am today because of her, ” DP Ruto said in a past interview.
Her love for the word of God can be seen in his son who is always promoting the church and spreading the gospel across the country.
DP Ruto believes he is who he is today due to her mother’s prayers and how he was brought up. William Ruto’s father is also not well known but he is a renowned farmer who hailed from Kericho County.