For a man who has defied gravity of poverty to rise steadily over the political quicksand to curve himself a name and legacy worth his salt, William Ruto has been tagged as both the piper and tune altogether.
Through his journey of political exodus, it is evidently accepted that his mileage boils down to thousands of miles.
Holding the unbeaten title on his political battles since he first vied, William Samoei has enjoyed a mammoth following and to say that his antiques has been his paint of war, nothing will indeed be far from the truth.
Having risen from a peasant family, Ruto triumphed over illiteracy at Wareng boys and later for his O- levels at Kapsabet boys where he performed exceedingly well before digging his claws into university of Nairobi for his undergraduate degree course.
An apt lad with mastery and belief in the bible, he soon earned a space in the heart of Christian union as he rose to be a dependable singer and determined Christian.
And then just like a prophecy of the old, he soon came of age and fell in love with politics around his second year and just like a switch, he flipped into the emblem of wits and started his political dance with a swing of his hat.
The rest, as elites would say, is indeed history.
Over a span of thirty years, the deputy president has fought with dragons, swam with crocs and ran with cheetahs.
His political muscle has been bruised over time, and then on his persona there are scars, of the scathing tackles meted against him.
Nevertheless, William Ruto has been hardened like steel and his influential tentacles run deep. He is a seasoned gambler with his Aces dwelling deeply on calculated risks.
He is a schemer, a cold calculating scientist and a God loving family man whose love for helping the poor has conspicuously chiseled him out amongst his lot.
His critics however, claim that his vast richness has been earned through palms greased in corruption and impunity but still as unfounded as the grim allegations stands lame, William has never cowered from calling the spade as it is.
He is always unfazed, unbothered, sublime and calm…yet his depth runs miles deep,
And now all eyes are on the Nandi icon, will he make it to the house on the hill come 2022?