Deputy President William Ruto is a true chief of hustler considering his background. Ruto had a humble beginning and was not raised in a wealthy family as most of the politicians in Kenya.
Ruto bought his first pair of shoe when he was joining form one at Wareng High School in Uasin Gishu County and his family once went hungry while he was in class 7 because they had nothing to eat.
He later became a chicken seller and would hawk chicken along Eldoret-Malaba highway to truck drivers in a bid to make the ends meet. He however beat all odds to become one of the richest politicians in Kenya even though he never speaks of his wealth whenever he is asked.
The second in command’s net worth is believed is believed to be about $450 million, which is about Kshs50 billion . He owns Weston, Dolphin and Sentrim 680 Hotels, residential property along Jogoo Road in Nairobi, apartments in Rongai, multi million homes, a fleet of cars among other properties.
DP William Ruto is also a proud owner of five helicopters that he uses to travel to different parts of the country for campaigns and other duties. The helicopters registrations include: Eurocopter AS350B3e,5Y DSM, 5Y DSN, Eurocopter EC130B4 and 5Y DSN.
The choppers are operated by Kwae Investments Development Limited that is based at the Wilson Airport. The total cost of the helicopters is said to be Kshs2.6 billion.
Out of the five choppers, Ruto loves the 5Y DSN which cost Kshs740 million. He uses it to move around for his campaigns and even to other parts in Africa.
William Ruto prefers the chopper because it is very secure and safer to use in case of a mechanical breakdown in the upper part because of independent propellers feature.
Aside from that, the chopper is faster and also has a durable engine . It also does not require too much monitoring of the other parts.
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