KNUT opposes calls for referendum


Sossion said it is time for Kenyans to work together in solving challenges facing the country (FILE)

Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion has opposed calls for referendum by the opposition. 

Sossion said teachers will not support efforts which undermine Government efforts to restore peace in areas hit by insecurity in the country.

He said it is high time for Kenyans to work together in solving the challenges facing the country.

He said teachers and pupils were the most affected in the recent clashes witnessed in some parts of Lamu County.

His sentiments were echoed by other leaders who said the calls were meant to distract the government from implementing its election pledges.

Speaker after speaker dismissed calls for a referendum with Chepalungu Paul Bii claiming that the Opposition was calling for a referendum to create the post of prime minister to allow Raila Odinga to take the post.

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy during its Saba saba day rally, declared that it had abandoned demands for national dialogue and instead demanded for a national referendum.