Triple celebration for deputy president as he becomes Dr Ruto
From today Friday, December 21, 2018 Deputy President William Ruto will take up the title Dr as he is conferred with a Doctorate degree in Plant Ecology by the University of Nairobi.
It will be a triple celebration for the deputy president who will also be marking his 52nd birthday as well as his 27th wedding anniversary to his wife Rachel.
His name, alongside six other UoN graduands, was approved and published by the university Senate last month during a session chaired by Vice-chancellor Peter Mbithi.
This means that the deputy president, who is a self-styled hustler, will henceforth be officially referred to as Dr William Ruto.
Mr Ruto’s doctorate thesis is centered on The Impact of Human Activity on Riparian Reserves at Saiwa Swamp in Trans Nzoia County.
His doctorate thesis touches on one of the problems being experienced at the moment as government embarked on the fight against rogue property developers who erect structures on riparian land.
It has taken Ruto six years of hard work to attain his Doctorate status. In 2016, he failed to graduate because he had not met all the coursework requirements.
The deputy president has a Bachelor’s degree in Botany and Zoology and a Master’s degree in Plant Ecology.