KNUT officials demand removal of Secretary General, Soisson

Written By: Brenda Czeda
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KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion has dismissed the delocalization policy as impractical

Drama unfolded at the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) headquarters in Nairobi early Saturday morning as members of the teachers umbrella body union stormed the building demanding for the removal of embattled KNUT secretary General, Wilson Sossion.

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The members are threatening to swear in Deputy Secretary General Heson Otieno to replace Sossion whom they accuse of abdicating his duties since joining politics.

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The KNUT National Executive Council is accusing Sossion of failing to represent the interest of teachers and want his deputy Hesbon Ochieng to replace him.

However Sossion maintains that he will not relinquish his seat but instead blamed a section of the National Executive Council for his woes.

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On Wednesday Sossion obtained a court order stopping his removal as KNUT Secretary General.

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Meanwhile learning in public universities will remain paralyzed as lecturers continue demanding for registration and implementation of the 2017-2012 CBA.

The Kenya University Staff Union Secretary General, Charles Mukwaya, says the inter-ministerial task force set up by the government to probe the situation is not making any progress.

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Vice President of the Public Service International for Universities in Africa, Peter Adeyemi, says the stalemate needs.

The lecturers downed tools on March 1 in all 31 public institutions of higher learning.

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