Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman, Wafula Chebukati, presented Ruto with a certificate on Saturday after he presented his credentials.
Earlier, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance top brass was all smiles as Ruto, presented himself at the Bomas of Kenya to seek clearance to run in the August 9 polls.
Ruto had held a brief meeting at his Karen residence, before proceeding to Bomas.
In the waiting lobby, banners were seen carrying Ruto’s photo in UDA party’s signature yellow and green colours and with the inscription, “Hustler nation”.
Ruto was accompanied by his running mate, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua.