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EXCLUSIVE: Bunge la Mwananchi president Gaucho explains his relationship with Uhuru

The self-proclaimed Bunge la Mwananchi (people’s parliament) president Calvince Okoth aka Gaucho has opened up on his relationship with former president Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking exclusively to Nairobi News, Gaucho, who has been instrumental in championing the recent Azimio protests in Nairobi aimed at lowering the cost of living, described the former president as his friend.

“Uhuru is my good friend. He is my boss,” Gaucho told Nairobi News.

However, he noted that although Mr Kenyatta is his boss, Azimio la Umoja, One Kenya leader Raila Odinga is his ‘father’.

“You know Mr Odinga is like my father,” he added.

Gaucho further noted that he shares several qualities with Mr Kenyatta.

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“He was our president, I am also the president of Bunge la Mwananchi. We are leaders and that’s why I call him my friend,” adding that his relationship with Mr Kenyatta is 100 percent.

Gaucho raised eyebrows on social media when he was spotted alongside former president Kenyatta when he stormed the Jubilee Party Headquarters.

Their photo together raised queries on their relationship with others suggesting it was evidence that Mr Kenyatta has been funding Azimio la Umoja One Kenya anti-government demos.

However, Gaucho has denied the claims saying that Azimio demos are being funded by starving Kenyans who have nothing in their pockets.

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“He has no business doing such things. Azimio demos are funded by Kenyans who sleep empty stomach, those who are jobless, those who have nothing in their pockets, those who are frustrated.”

Mr Kenyatta, who is the Jubilee party chairman, visited the political outfit’s headquarters in Nairobi on April 26, 2023, in a bid to stem a fracas that had been witnessed at the secretariat for the better part of the day.

He explained that Mr Kenyatta called him at around 6.30 in the morning telling him to join the Jubilee party feud in solidarity.

“At around 9.30, I received a call from Mr Odinga who also directed me to come out and join the Jubilee party in solidarity. We as Bunge la Mwananchi know our rights and political party rights. This is why we came out in large numbers to support our people,” Gaucho told Nairobi News.

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