Sossion’s Juniors Turn to Uhuru in Ouster Plan

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President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Stadium
  • 90 out of 100 Kenya National Union of Teachers branch secretaries have written to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Labour CS Simon Chelugui seeking assistance in ejecting Secretary General Wilson Sossion from office. 

    The officials want Sossion barred from running for office in the elections that will be held from January 4 to March 31 in 2021. 

    In the letter, they accused the Nominated MP of suspending the union’s constitution and making unilateral decisions within the labour movement.

    They also argued that Sossion was deregistered as a teacher by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and is thus unfit to hold any KNUT office. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Stadium
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    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Stadium

    “The act denies him the right and democratic viability to represent workers who don’t share an employer with him anymore,” they lamented.

    The juniors want Labour CS to intervene and aid the union in managing its affairs – from finance to human resources. 

    Sossion played cagey with the fresh ouster plan and urged the officials to voice their issues after the union conducts its elections in 2021.

    “Anyone with issues should wait for the elections,” he stated on Tuesday, December 15. 

    His row with TSC on the promotion of teachers, increase of salaries and strike threats are some of the reasons why his juniors want him out of office. 

    In October 2019, Sossion managed to stay in power after his juniors attempted to oust him in a botched plan. 

    He announced the postponement of the Annual Delegates Conference (ADC) was the only forum where he could be voted out of office.

    Sossion added that the union was not prepared to hold the ADC and that all other meetings that would have risen from the ADC were also postponed. 

    File image of KNUT Secretary-General Wilson Sossion (centre)
    File image of KNUT Secretary-General Wilson Sossion (centre)
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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