“My daughter June was dating a Kenyan named Ochieng” William Ruto


Months after the wedding of his daughter June, DP William Ruto has opened about his first born June.

In an interview with Radio Jambo on Tuesday July 13th, said he was initially aware his daughter June was dating a Kenyan man and was happy.

He told Gidi that he would have preferred a Kenyan husband for her, but her happiness was more important.


“I told her the most important thing is her happiness, akubali ako chini ya mume ake hapo ndipo family itajengwa na ningerfurahi sana kama msichana w angu angepata mkenya lakini unajua saa ni mpango ya mungu na uamuzi wake pia,  kulikuwa wakati nilikuwa nimesikia fununu hapo kulikuwa na mtu alikuwa anaitwa ochieng nilikuwa namwona lakini – clapping hi hand to show finished- akapotea sijui lakini sijui kulienda aje so nikamuuliza nanai kulienda aje akaniambia apana weh ngojea, ok nikazama hapo kidogo, so lakini sasa ndivyo mambo ilivyo”

June Ruto got married to her Nigerian man in May with Kenyans delighted at her big day.june ruto

Ruto in the interview also told Gidi that he is happy all the same for June and that marriage is an important institution, crediting his wife Rachel for keeping the family together.

“Lakini otherwise mimi eh nuimefurahi sana kwamba vile umeuliza what is the secret to a successful marriage “I think the success of my family is actually my wife huyo sasa ndio amefanya hii family yangu ikawe successful kwasababu nilipata mke mkarimu na malaika hapo ndio mambo yangu ilienda vizuri na ni bahati tuu ya mungu aa zingine una bahatika. Unajua kuna wanaume wana hangaika sana saa zingine lakini ukipata mke ambaye anakusaidia anakuelewa anakuombea anakusaidia katika kazi hapo ndio unaota bahati ya kupiga hatua ya kuenda mbele ”

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Difficult giving away my daughter to Nigerians-Ruto’s says in wedding speech

Deputy President William Ruto revealed that letting go of one’s daughter is not an easy thing. More so, giving her away to someone who lives miles away is that much harder.

His first-born daughter June Ruto got married to Nigerian lawyer and professor Dr. Alexander Ezenagu yesterday in a posh garden wedding in Karen.

William Ruto with his wife and daughter
William Ruto with his wife and daughter

Speaking at the after-party, Ruto said, “It is not easy as a parent giving away your daughter. It is that much difficult when you are giving your daughter away to Nigerians.”

He continued, “It is even much more difficult when you are giving your daughter to Igbos.”

Ruto narrated the first time he met Dr. Alexander Ezenagu and what he told him. “When I first met Alex, I told him a story of a notorious guy called chinedu who gave us a lot of trouble.”

Promise Uhuru Kenyatta gave to June Ruto for missing her wedding

Controversial Nigerian businessman Anthony Chinedu came into the limelight when he was arrested in his house with 10 grammes of heroin that he is believed to have either been using or intended to traffic.

William Ruto with his wife

Besides that Chinedu and his estranged wife Joyce Akinyi were embroiled in a tussle over control of property the dramatic proceeding kept Kenyans intrigued in their life.

Chinedu has also in the past fought deportation charges by authorities and succeeded.

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Promise Uhuru Kenyatta gave to June Ruto for missing her wedding

Yesterday was the wedding of Deputy President William Ruto’s daughter, June. The plush ceremony was held in Karen and was attended by the high and mighty in Kenya’s political landscape.

But there was one notable absentee, President Uhuru Kenyatta. Many noted the curious absence of the head of state at the celebration of his second in command’s daughter.

William Ruto with his wife and daughter

The obvious speculation was that the two leaders have been having a long-simmering war that has played out among their ranks in the Jubilee party.

“Imagine President Uhuru missing June Ruto’s wedding because of politics. Congratulations June, you made a stunning bride. Joy and Happiness and will have an address in your home,” commented Nairobi politician Karen Nyamu.

Karen Nyamu reveals she was preggers when she took famous photo with Ruto and Samidoh

But that isn’t the case. In a personal message to Ruto, President Kenyatta promised to visit the family and the newlyweds after the Madaraka Day celebrations.

“Pongezi tena…you’ll tell them, right? Pongezi sana, nitawaona labda nikitoka huko Kisumu,” the Head of State told his deputy.


They both left Parliament Buildings after the National Prayer Breakfast headed to Karen but as Ruto went to his home along Koitobos Road, Uhuru was presiding over a graduation ceremony at the National Defence College.

12km away from the wedding venue, President Kenyatta awarded a charter to the National Defence College as a fully-fledged university.

The bride wore an off white column and sheath wedding dress at the glamorous wedding with the groom wearing a blue suit and matching bowtie while DP Ruto rocked a black suit with a white shirt and black bowtie and his wife Rachel donned a pink dress.


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Check out images and videos from June Ruto’s gorgeous garden wedding

William Ruto’s daughter June Ruto got married today to her Nigerian fiance’, Alexander Paul Ezenaga. The ceremony took place at 11.30 am at Karen 97A, Koitobos Road.

June Ruto with her husband

The event was filled with pomp and colour, with the bride dressed in a white sleeveless gown, a white veil over her head and peach shoes.

William Ruto with his daughter June at her wedding

In a video seen by Classic105, the bride’s father, DP William Ruto is dressed in a black tuxedo, white shirt, black bowtie and a hat with a maroon flower.

William Ruto with his wife

On the other hand, Mama Rachael Ruto is donning an elegant peach dress, with a touch of gold an English hat and a golden clutch bag.

June Ruto's wedding 2

The invited guests were seated at the venue, with the black, glass aisle that was decorated with white and pink rose flowers.

June Ruto's wedding 3

Check out some video clips from the ceremony below;

June’s husband alongside his family members visited Ruto’s family early this month for dowry negotiations and introductions at the home of the deputy president.

High-profile dignitaries from both Kenya and Nigeria are expected to attend the event.

Ezenagu holds an LLB from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and is also a graduate of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

William Ruto's daughter engaged
William Ruto’s daughter engaged

He currently is an Assistant Law Professor at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar.

He is known to specialise in international tax law, transfer pricing, tax planning, investment advisory and commercial law advisory and practice.

June Ruto studied international relations at the University of Queensland, Australia, and also has a bachelor’s degree in diplomacy from the United States International University in Nairobi.

She works at the Kenyan Embassy in Poland.

What to know about June Ruto’s grand wedding taking place in Karen today

Today, the who is who in politics and the corporate world will converge at Deputy President William Ruto Karen mansion for the exclusive wedding ceremony of his firstborn daughter June Ruto.

William Ruto at his daughter's engagement party
William Ruto at his daughter’s engagement party

June will say ‘I do’ to her Nigerian fiance Alexander Paul Ezenagu.

The wedding will take place at 11:30 am at Karen 97A, Koitobos Road. An adult reception will follow at the same venue.
Early this month, Ruto’s soon to be in-laws from Nigeria visited the family for dowry negotiations and introductions.

William Ruto with his daughter at her engagement party
William Ruto with his daughter at her engagement party

After the dowry ceremony, June posted her thanks on social media.

“Finally: He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favour from the lord. I thank god for the blessings in this memorable moment. today has been an important day as I have my better half @alexezenagu. sincere thanks go to god, my dad, mom, sister, friends and all relatives,” she wrote.

Politicians join Ruto at his daughter's engagement party
Politicians join Ruto at his daughter’s engagement party

Here is the invite for the posh invite-only wedding ceremony.

Wedding invitations
Wedding invitations

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Photos of William Ruto’s daughter looking stunning emerge


Last we heard of her, she has been assigned a diplomatic post abroad, with not much details about her posting.

Now photos of DP William Ruto’s daughter June have emerged and she is as stunnign as we remember her.

June Ruto is the Charge Deaffairs in Warsaw, and was on hand to welcome Foreign affairs CS Monica Juma, who s visiting Poland for a conference.

The US is hosting a Middle East conference in Warsaw Poland.

The CS wrote about her visit saying;

Arrived in Warsaw, Poland this morning to attend the Warsaw Summit which will be looking at security in the Middle East, taking place tomorrow. Was received by June Ruto, Charge D’Affaires.

A social media user praised June’s role revealing more about her.

Jim Okore..
She was my classmate in uni and equally enthusiastic and knowledgeable on matters International Relations.

See her recent photos;

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June Ruto (grey Jacket) and Foreign Affairs CS Monicah Juma far right
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June Ruto in Grey Jackets escorts Foreign Affairs CS
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Foreign Affairs CS welcomed by June Ruto to Warsaw