Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) officials have asked embattled Secretary-General Wilson Sossion not to dare set foot at the Knut headquarters.
Knut National Treasurer John Matiang'i noted that Sossion will not be allowed into the building until the registrar of trade unions reinstates him as the secretary-general.
“Our brother should never step into this building if the registrar hasn’t returned him as the union’s SG. It’s not going to be business as usual, let him respect the decision of the National Executive Council,” said Matiang'i.
The union’s national Chairman Wilson Omucheyi said that the officials will not sit back and watch Sossion take down the union at a time when they need to be restoring its lost glory.
The officials insisted that Sossion had been deregistered by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), adding that he should leave the union in good faith.
The installed acting Secretary-General Hesbon Otieno said that they will not relent in the push to remove Sossion from office for the sake of their members' growth. He also said that they are ready to work with the members for the common good of the union as long as they are still in power.
Omucheyi further asked Sossion to retire gracefully and allow other people to lead the union to greatness.
“We are surprised by our brother Sossion who is masquerading that he is in charge of the union when he knows that he has been deregistered by the registrar of trade unions, the Acting Sec-Gen Hesbon Otieno was given that mandate on August 29 by the national executive council and his name is duly registered by the registrar of trade unions. We are a trade union that is governed by a constitution,” said Omucheyi, as quoted by Capital FM.
Sossion had been ousted from office because of his association with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party following his nomination as MP but the Labour court reinstated him.