Wilson Sossion quits KNUT to concentrate on politics

Wilson Sossion the outgoing KNUT Secretary General

By The Weekly Vision

Wilson Sossion a firebrand trade unionist has resigned from his position as Secretary-General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) to focus on his political career, he announced on Friday, a day ahead of elections to elect new officials.

“I hereby, today, bow out of the Kenya National Union of Teachers leadership, honourably. I shall remain loyal to the union and I will always be available to advise and support the leadership of the union,” he said. Sossion who joined the National Assembly in 2017, after being nominated as a Member of Parliament through ODM party said he had outgrown the union.

Close to 2000 teachers’ delegates from across the country are expected to converge in Nairobi today Saturday to elect new KNUT officials

“I have outgrown KNUT. My responsibility now shifts to Parliament,” he said in a press conference held at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club. Sossion urged the government to protect and support the union.

“I am making this passionate appeal which international unions have made in writing to the government of Kenya that it will find it necessary to allow union dues to flow to KNUT again,” he said.

During his tenure, he was embroiled in a protracted battle with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) which deregistered him as a teacher after he was nominated to the National Assembly. He accused TSC of working to cripple KNUT, and consequently, hoard control of teachers’ welfare, survived three attempts to remove him.

Close to 2000 teachers’ delegates from across the country are expected to converge in Nairobi today Saturday to elect new KNUT officials

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