EDUCATION – Newly elected Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary General, Collins Oyuu, has warned his predecessor Wilson Sossion to keep off the union’s affairs.
Speaking in Migori Friday during the burial of Knut’s Migori County branch treasurer Nion Owilla in Suna West Sub-county, a tough-talking Oyuu said Sossion’s recent remarks on pay rise talks suggested he was interfering with the union’s operations.
I have witnessed him being interviewed in the media, which I am not opposed to, but I caution him against delving into the union’s affairs. He should address issues [in his capacity as a parliamentarian], not issues of Knut.”Collins Oyuu
Oyuu asked Sossion to cease from being a busy body addressing teacher’s issues through the media since he was nolonger an official.
The secretary-general who was elected unopposed however said that Knut officials would contact the former SG if need arises.
Teachers and other stakeholders all over the republic, especially in the region he represented, have raised concern over his continued interference. We will not allow him to continue meddling with the union affairs.Collins Oyuu
Oyuu stated that Sossion’s continued involvement in the union’s affairs, without our knowledge and consent , amounted to gross interference adding that the former SG was free to contest if he wanted to serve teachers.
Sosion had on Wednesday warned that the new Knut leadership could be walking into a trap in pay rise talks with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), and advised them to be on high alert.