By Prudence Minayo
Nick Ruto is the eldest son of deputy president William Ruto and Rachel Ruto. He barely makes it to the news until recently when he celebrated his 30th birthday. Here is the story of the young Ruto as told by our writer.
Nick was born on September 9, 1991.
He pursued a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree at the university. In 2018, he was admitted to the bar, the same year his father also graduated with a PHD.
Nick Ruto comes from a large family of nine children. His parents Rachel Ruto and William Ruto met and fell in love while on campus. They got married and in their earlier years settled in Dagoretti where their first born Nick was born. His younger sister June Ruto recently got married to a Nigerian professor named Alexander Ezenagu. His other siblings are: Charlene Ruto, Nadia Ruto, Stephanie Ruto, Abby Ruto and George Ruto.
Nick is also a businessman who is largely involved in charity. Reports also suggest he is interested in following his father’s political footsteps. Unconfirmed reports say that he was targeting to be a politician in Turbo Constituency.
A recent video of Nick being gifted a necklace on his birthday went viral and caused an uproar online. The leaked video is of an Indian man gifting him the necklace with the others cheering. Most Kenyans were quick to assume that he was gay owing to this. He put them straight saying cultivating good friendships is Key. He added that gifting a friend of the same gender should by no means be associated with sexual orientation.
Taking to his account he wrote:
“Build your circle and celebrate each other. If you can, gift your friends the best you can on their special occasions like Birthdays, Anniversaries, weddings e.t.c.
This will help you understand the value of friendship and comprehend that gifting a friend of the same or Opposite gender does NOT amount to a sexual/erotic relationship. Thank you all for your Birthday wishes and gifts.”
A local digital news platform had previously reported about EACC freezing his account. He supposedly had a lot of money whose source could not be traced. Nothing from these allegations was proven.