Rachel Ruto is the wife of William Ruto, 1st Deputy President of Kenya and the Second Lady of Kenya. She was instrumental in assisting her husband's campaign, often seen by her husband's side.
During her tenure as the Second Lady of Kenya, she has become an advocate for women's rights and women's empowerment. Through the Joyful Women Organization, she has spurred a table banking initiative throughout Kenya, and spreading to the rest of Africa.
On 17 January 2014, Rachel Ruto was awarded with the International Honorary Fellowship Award On Women Empowerment at the Binary University in Malaysia.