His Excellency Dr.William Kipchirchir Samoei Arap Ruto was born in the year 1966 on the 21st of December in a humble village of Sambut village, Kamagut, Uasin Gishu county to Daniel Cheruiyot and Sarah Cheruiyot.
He was among six siblings in the family although one of them passed on due to kidney failure.
Hon. William Ruto however was enrolled in kindergarten at Kerotet primary school for his primary level education and to Wareng secondary school for his ordinary levels commonly referred to as the”O” levels before proceeding to Kapsabet Boys high school in Nandi county for his advanced levels.
He later went to receive a Bsc(Botany and Zoology) from the University of Nairobi and graduated in the year 1990.
D.P. Ruto later enrolled for Msc in plant Ecology graduating in 2011. In 2012 he enrolled for PHD and after 6years of great toil in his education life he eventually completed and awarded a PHD.