Wilson Sossion has has resigned as Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General.
This comes just a day to the KNUT national elections that were set to take place tomorrow in Nairobi.
Sossion said this will give him time to focus on his legislative duties as a Member of Parliament.
In a pressor earlier today, the long serving KNUT Secretary General cited frustration from government as a major deterrent to his leadership at KNUT.
In the election, a total of 1,878 delegates from eight regional branches are expected to vote.
Data shows that the central region was allocated 211 delegates, Coast 139, Eastern 392, Nairobi 43, North Eastern 25, Nyanza 327, Western 238 and Rift Valley 503.
Wilson Sossion’s woes began after he was nominated by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) as MP to the National Assembly after the 2017 general election.
What followed was his removal from the Teachers Service Commission register through a gazette notice by CEO Nancy Macharia in October 2019.
“Pursuant to section 30 of the TSC Act, the Commission has removed the name of the individual named hereunder (Sossion) from the Register of Teachers. Further, under the law, the individual cannot engage in teaching in any school,” the gazette notice stated.
Sossion of TSC number 340096 was thus officially prohibited from teaching any Kenyan child in either public or private institution of learning.
Justice Stephen Radido of the Labour Relations court sealed Sossions fate in his ruling last month where he upheld TSC’s decision to remove him from its register.
Sossion was employed as a teacher in 1993 and then elected Executive Secretary of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Bomet branch.
In March 2016, he was elected the Secretary-General of KNUT, then a year later, after the 2017 general elections, was nominated to the National Assembly by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to represent the interest of workers.
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