President William Ruto has been inducted into the American Academy of Achievement at a Golden Plate Award Ceremony held in Washington DC.
The American Academy of Achievement is a nonprofit foundation that recognizes extraordinary individuals in Public Service, Science and Exploration, the Arts and Business.
President Dr. Ruto was cited for his inspiring journey. “From a village in Kenya, owning his first pair of shoes at the age of 15, President Ruto rose through politics, studied to the highest level of academic achievement, inspiring a generation in the art of what is possible, with hard work, faith and determination,” said Cathy and Wayne Reynolds, chairman and woman of the Academy.
Dr. Ruto joins an illustrious group of achievers such as President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. and astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Others are Dr. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
President Ruto thanked the academy for the recognition.