United Republican Party
LeaderWilliam Ruto
FounderCharles Keter
Founded15 January 2012
Dissolved8 September 2016
Merged intoJubilee Party
National affiliationJubilee Alliance
SloganKusema 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.[1] In December, Ruto and the leaders of several other political parties signed a pre-election coalition deal, in which he became a running mate for Uhuru Kenyatta and URP received half the spoils of an election victory.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ Ruto, Allies Launch Political Party Capital FM, 15 January 2012
  2. ^ Raila, Kalonzo seal deal as Mudavadi joins Uhuru, Ruto Standard Media, 5 December 2012
  3. ^ 13 parties wind up today for Jubilee merger Daily Nation, 8 September 2016