Why Ruto is Called Bill


William Samoei Ruto, Kenya’s President Elect, has been referred to as ‘Bill’ on several occasions. This has starred alot of concerns on why he is referred to with this name.

The name Bill has been used by his wife, Rachel Ruto causing many people to wonder why she keeps referring his Hubby as Bill.

Below are some of the instances in which President Ruto has been referred to as ‘Bill’

Birthday Wishes

On the 55th Birthday of William Ruto, Rachel Ruto described him in affirmative words as below;

“This day forever remains special. As we celebrate your birthday and our wedding anniversary, I can confidently say, Ebenezer – This far has the Lord brought us. You’re a true friend, confidant and wonderful father to our children.
Words cannot quantify the love and support you have shown. Happy birthday, and happy Anniversary Bill. I wish you God’s abundant blessings and exceeding success in all your hearts desires,”

~ Rachel Ruto

on Monday 5th after the Supreme Court of Kenya upheld Ruto’s Victory, Rachel Ruto again congratulated her husband calling him ‘Bill’ once again.

Congratulatory Message


Here is the message by Rachel Ruto;

“Congratulations Bill my love. God has done it. I am proud of you! May He give you the grace & wisdom to lead Kenya into greatness!

You were born & destined for this

Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm for God can be trusted to keep His promise.”

~ Rachel Ruto

In another instance after he was declared the President Elect by Wafula Chebukati, Rachel Ruto again referred him as Bill. Below is the message by Rachel Ruto on 15th of August

“1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Congratulations Bill. Kenya has spoken!”

~ Rachel Ruto

There are many other instances in which Ruto has been referred to as ‘Bill’.

Why the name Bill?

Though it is yet to be determined why exactly William Ruto is referred to as Bill, our investigations indicate that this could be a nickname Rachel Ruto used to call his hubby since their young age as a term of love.

Note that in most cases, Rachel Ruto uses the name ‘Bill’ while expressing affirmative and love words. This is, therefore, the main reason he is referred to as ‘Bill’.

Let’s Debate

Do you have a different thought from ours, kindly check in on the comment section as we debate on this argument.

3 thoughts on “Why Ruto is Called Bill

  1. I want to believe it is a prophetic gesture that the first lady Rachel Ruto used from a prophecy by a man of God Dr. Ian Ndlovu who made a prophecy of President Dr. William Ruto in 2019 and referred him to be Bill with another initial R.

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSnVyi0E-Fw

    That’s the origin according to my research though I stand corrected

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