KNUT leaders in Turkana welcome ruling to reinstate Sossion

Teachers in Turkana County have welcomed the court ruling on Monday reinstating Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion to office.

County KNUT secretary Peter Ewaat and Chairman Kenyaman Eriong’oa termed the decision as a major victory for the rule of law in the country.

“I wish to thank the court for delivering a favourable and timely decision,” said Ewaat. He said the teachers should have faith in courts.

“We have trust in our judges and we are confident that all cases we have in courts as teachers shall be adjudged fairly,” he added.

He at the same time asked teachers to discharge their duties with dedication at a time when students are reporting back to school.

On his part, Eriong’oa said he was happy with the court ruling for granting Sossion a reprieve.

He however claimed Sossion’s wars started after he rejected the Competence Based Curriculum.

“For the curriculum to succeed all stakeholders must be involved,” added Eriong’oa.

Meanwhile, Eriong’oa called for promotion of all teachers especially those that have stagnated in the same job groups for a long time and to TSC promote all those teachers who had pursued further education.

Eriong’oa also called on the government to be lenient to teachers who had been suspended for declining to attend the CBC trainings.

Sossion has been in and out of the courts seeking to remain in office, following a move by the register of societies to deregister him as the Secretary-General of the union.

Sossion moved to court on Monday to challenge a move by the union national executive council to oust him, querying the legality of the meeting.

Justice Helen Wasilwa gave him temporary relief on Monday by reinstating him as the Secretary-General and allowing him access to his office and the union’s bank accounts pending the outcome of the case.




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