Sossion Reveals Why He is Still in Talks With Raila

Nominated Member of Parliament (MP) Wilson Sossion shakes hands with Deputy President William Ruto on Monday, October 11.
  • Former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General, Wilson Sossion, has revealed that he is still in talks with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga days after announcing his switch to United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a party associated with Deputy President William Ruto.

    Speaking to KTN News on Wednesday, October 13, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)-nominated lawmaker indicated that he had been directed to reach out to the former Premier by Bomet residents.

    He further revealed that he had been asked to iron out issues with the ODM party leader before making the switch and not just ‘leave like an unwanted member’.

    “I am a member of Parliament for ODM and I am loyal to the party for this period that I am nominated.”

    Nominated Member of Parliament (MP) Wilson Sossion shakes hands with Deputy President William Ruto on Monday, October 11.
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    William Ruto

    “I have been talked to by the people of Bomet and they told me to go and get permission from the party leader and not walk away just like that. That is the people of Bomet. They knew that this is a respected leader who walks with (Raila),” he explained.

    The lawmaker further added that he made the switch to UDA after the residents advised him to do so.

    He noted that the residents were ready to vote for him in as their Senator in the upcoming 2022 General Election as long as he contests on a UDA ticket.

    “I asked myself if UDA is a party that upholds my ideals, I have done enough diagnostic analysis and it sits well with me.”

    “I am a respectable member of the party (ODM) and we are discussing how to handle the transfer window, I am not at loggerheads with my party,” he added.

    On Sunday, October 11, Sossion announced publicly that he had decamped to Deputy William Ruto’s camp and joined the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

    He praised the DP for his bottom-up economic model, saying that it would liberate the millions of Kenyans from poverty.

    “I can count you as amongst the few brave and fearless leaders to take that route in the African continent,†Sossion stated.

    ODM nominated Mp Wilson Sossion with elders at his residence
    ODM nominated Mp Wilson Sossion with elders at his residence on September, 7, 2021
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM