William Ruto, EGH, EBS

Full name

William Samoei Ruto


21st December 1966






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H.E. William Ruto, EGH, EBS

Dr William Ruto is the 5th President of Kenya. He was the first Deputy President under the 2010 Constitution having served from 2013 to 2022. He was also the Member of Parliament for the Eldoret North Constituency since 1997.

Responsibilities as President

  • Head of State and Government, Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces and Chairperson National Security Council.
  • Declares a state of emergency and war with the approval of Parliament.
  • Addresses each newly elected Parliament
  • Gives a State of the Nation address to Parliament each year
  • Nominates and appoints the Cabinet Secretaries, Attorney-General, Secretary to the Cabinet, Principal Secretaries, high commissioners, ambassadors and diplomatic and * consular representatives and other state officers.
  • Chairs Cabinet meetings, directs and co-ordinates the functions of ministries and government departments.
  • Assigns responsibility for implementation of any Act of Parliament to a Cabinet Secretary.
  • Receives foreign diplomatic and consular representatives.
  • Confers honour in the name of the people and the Republic.
  • Ensures that the international obligations of the Republic are fulfilled through the actions of the relevant Cabinet Secretaries.
  • Exercises the power of mercy.

Current positions

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