Knut boss Sossion dismisses ‘plot’ to oust him

Written By: Margaret Kalekye/Kamuche Menza
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KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion (FILE)
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Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion maintains that he is still the bonafide union’s Secretary General in the wake of calls to have him exit the union.

Sossion has dismissed prior knowledge of a KNUT executive meeting held seeking to oust him adding that there was no commotion in his office on Tuesday evening as reported.

KNUT national executive council Tuesday held a crisis meeting giving Sossion a seven-day ultimatum to vacate office questioning his suitability to continue leading the teachers’ union.

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The meeting was however disrupted for a while by rowdy youth who were later scuttled by police.

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The officials have rallied several branch executive secretaries from across the country to remove Sossion.

The Teachers Service Commission had also issued a notice to remove Sossion from the teachers register.

According to the commission, Sossion who was to be de-registered from 29th July has breached the TSC Act by causing paralysis of the competency based curriculum training in April this year in 11 Counties.

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TSC further states that Sossion failed to act with impartiality and loyalty regardless of his political views when he accepted nomination by the Orange Democratic Party as a Member of Parliament in 2017.

The commission argues that accepting the nomination contravenes various regulations of the TSC code of conduct and ethics for teachers.

If Sossion has been struck off the register of teachers as claimed, he has no choice but step down as per the constitution.

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“Persons eligible for membership of the union shall be only those who are or have been regularly and normally engaged as a teacher,” reads the constitution.

It adds that one shall cease to be a member of the union if he/ she has been dismissed and his/ her certificate, licence or authority to teach has been cancelled by TSC.

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