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Sossion warned with interfering with KNUT

KNUT leaders have warned former KNUT Secretary-General Wilson Sossion with interfering with matters of the union after he resigned from the union.

The leaders spoke on Monday at Ikonge Primary School grounds in Nyamira County during the burial of KNUT National Assistant Treasurer Kennedy Nyamwanda’s father Richard Ondieki.

Sossion’s resignation last month marks nine active years of service at the helm of Knut first as a Chairman before taking over the powerful Secretary-General role which also doubles as the Union’s Spokesman, which is currently held by Collins Oyuu.

In his resignation speech, Sossion said he was ready to pave the way at the union if it would allow the Teachers Service Commission to smoothly remit union dues.

During his announcement of his resignation, Sossion praised his achievements during the time he served at Knut.

“I shall remain loyal to KNUT and always be available to advise and support the leadership,” he said.

KNUT Secretary- General Collins Oyuu said the issue of wrangles from the former Secretary-General Wilson Sossion will not shake the current leadership since they have decided to take over and do what he was not able to achieve.

“We have seen him on national television, social media and leading national newspapers discussing KNUT matters even when he is not in power, which is gross misconduct. We want to send a message of warning to him to keep off matters to do with the union because we are there now and he should concentrate on other things,” Oyuu said.

“We want to send a strong warning to him, if he is not busy enough in parliament, then let him go for an elective post in 2022 and be elected. Let him leave union matters to us so that we can restore the union glory that was lost when he was secretary-general,” said Hesbon Otieno who is the KNUT Deputy Secretary-General.

Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion resigned on 25, June 2021 after three years of leadership conflict.

By Darlington Mose

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