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 General Manager, Kisumu Port


Captain William Ruto joined Kenya Ports Authority in the year 2001 as a Senior Marine Pilot where he rose through the ranks to the current position as the General Manager Operations and Harbor Master. He is a trained Mariner by profession scaling through the heights from Cadetship to Ship Master. He has worked on board various foreign going vessels for over 9 years. He holds a Class 1 Master Mariner from the United Kingdom (UK).

Capt. Ruto served at sea as a deck officer on board a variety of vessel types, including tankers, container and General Cargo vessels before finally taking command on a General Cargo Ship. He studied at South Tyneside college for an HND in Nautical Science and gained his class 1Master Mariner (Foreign Going) in 2001.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Strategic Management option, from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

He is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute (AFNI) and a Member of International Harbour Master’s Association (IHMA – UK).

He has attended various local and international seminars and workshops on shipping, maritime, transport and logistics matters. He has done Port Security course at the University of Maryland (USA), IMO course on Port Management and Operations, in France - Port du Havre and several other short courses on port maritime and management.

His docket includes overseeing operations at the Kisumu Inland Container Depot.