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Gaucho: Why I met Millicent Omanga

Self-declared Bunge la Mwananchi (People’s Parliament) Calvince ‘Gaucho’ Okoth has clarified the context surrounding a photo featuring him and Millicent Omanga, a close political ally of President William Ruto.

In the photo, the activist, donning a black coat, jungle green pair of trousers and grey shirt, is seen chatting and posing for photos with Omanga, who wore a printed dressed.

Gaucho claimed the photos were taken two years ago and hit out at unnamed ‘propagandists’ whom he accused of trying to politically destabilise him.

“That is pure politics. Those photos were taken in 2021. People are just out here to destroy my name,” he exclusively told Nairobi News.

“My meeting (with Omanga) had nothing to do with politics. She saw my zeal as a young leader and decided to host us,” he added.

An outspoken politician who has been close to Azimio leader Raila Odinga, Gaucho has in recent times been forced to defend himself against accusations he has jumped ship and elected to support President William Ruto, claims he has denied.

His situation was not helped by the fact that he publicly said he was willing to meet with President Ruto so as to discuss the issues affecting the youth in Kenya.

“I have not been bought by the Head of State. I am still loyal to Baba,” he explained in a previous interview.

“Some people are even suggesting that I’m a Kenya Kwanza mole (in Azimio). This is not true. When I say I’m independent, what I mean is I represent a certain group of people. I am the voice of the voiceless who are the ghetto youth.”

He missed Azimio’s recent rally held at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi, claiming unknown goods has accosted and assaulted him while he was enroute.

Prior to his current woes, Gaucho consistently found himself on the wrong side of government.

He was arrested on a number of occasions in relation to his political statement and accusations of taking place in the anti-government protests.

A few months ago, Gaucho decried unfair treatment in the Azimio coalition after he was arrested and claimed that nobody bothered to bail him out.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had accused him of causing disturbance.

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