United Republican Party (Kenya)

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United Republican Party
Leader William Ruto
Chairman Barre Shill
Secretary-General Fred Muteti
National Treasurer Fatuma Mwachache
Founder Charles Keter
Founded 15 January 2012
Headquarters Nairobi
National affiliation Jubilee Alliance
Slogan Kusema na kutenda
National Assembly
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The United Republican Party (URP) of Kenya is a party that 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 [2] 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.[3]