Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General Quits

The Secretary-General of Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Wilson Sossion has resigned.

Mr. Sossion announced his resignation on Friday during a press conference at Windsor Golf Hotel, Nairobi, accompanied by his family and friends.

“I bow out of KNUT as the Secretary-General. I shall remain loyal to KNUT and will always be available to advise and support the leadership of the union,” said Sossion.

He said that he hopes the government will support teachers and disburse the union funds to them as he leaves.

Sossion, who has been serving the union since 2016, has now shifted his focus to politics. Since 2017 he has been serving as a nominated Member of Parliament. He was nominated by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.

He was involved in a row with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), teachers’ employer, in the recent past. The commission in May this year officially deregistered him as a teacher after he lost an appeal against his deregistration in court.

The outspoken teacher turned politician slammed TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, planning to eradicate teachers’ unions. 

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