|Founded||15 January 2012|
|Dissolved||8 September 2016|
|National affiliation||Jubilee Alliance|
|Slogan||Kusema na kutenda|
The United Republican Party (URP) was a political party in Kenya.
The party was launched by William Ruto, in conjunction with several Kenyan politicians allied to a faction of Orange Democratic Movement opposed to Raila Odinga, as their vehicle for the March 2013 general elections. The party's launch was announced after a week of meetings on 15 January 2012.In December, William Ruto and the leaders of several other political parties, signed a pre-election coalition deal, in which Ruto became a running mate for Uhuru Kenyatta and URP received half the spoils of an election victory. The party subsequently joined the Jubilee Alliance, which nominated Kenyatta for the presidency. In the elections Kenyatta was elected president, whilst the URP emerged as the third-largest party in Parliament, winning 12 seats in the Senate and 76 in the National Assembly.
In 2016 the party merged into the Jubilee Party.
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