Rachel Ruto, the teacher who would love the challenge
For Mrs Rachel Jebet Ruto
, it would not be the first time that she
would be called upon to walk in the courts of power; her
husband was once one of the powerful ministers in the former President Moi's Government, having been a minister in the Office of President.Rachel, 38, quit her job at the Kenya Trading and Credit Corporation (now in receivership) in 1998 and spent a year at home with her children.
A teacher by profession, Rachel
while at Butere Secondary School."He
was at Wareng' pursuing his
A-levels.But our relationship got serious when we were in college, I at Kenyatta and he
at the University of Nairobi
As the wife of a prospective president, Rachel
husband is a good leader.
has done well in Eldoret North, and I have no doubt that he
will excel as president."Rachel
can cope with the rigours of being a politician's wife and often advises him.The MP makes time for the family."We go to church together and make up for lost time in family outings ...Rachel manages the family's tour firm, Venture Africa, a job she says keeps her busy and turns her mind away from his long absence.She
finds the job fulfilling and rewarding.
"I meet people and interact ...
As the wife of a prospective president, she
believes that Kenya has the potential to play in the league of the big nations.
"We have hard working people in a beautiful, resource-endowed country, we can make the best out of it and make the lives of millions who are poor better and meaningful," she
If the role was bestowed upon her
would take up charity work to help needy children, the old and the vulnerable in society.She
would like to create awareness on issues like the environment, drug abuse and other social vices.
"I will stretch out my hands and help those whom I can and show them comfort, love and care," she