Former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) secretary-general Wilson Sossion has rubbished allegations that the ODM party leader Raila Odinga asked him to resign.
Sossion defended the Chief opposition leader, noting that he resigned out of his will and was not forced by anybody.
According to the vocal unionist, Odinga is a democratic leader who does not interfere with members of his party’s duties.
“My party leader is a leader of the party I am a member of and we only discuss political issues and workers issues in Parliament. Raila cannot do that he is a democratic person and he respects that,” Sossion noted.
Speaking during an interview with a local television station, the former KNUT boss revealed that the government opposed his leadership.
“The government in the National Security Council from 2017 stated that the labour movement would be the sector that will bring opposition to the government and KNUT was aimed at in these changes,” he added.
The outspoken nominated MP resigned on June 25, few hours before the union held its elections. His friends and family were present when he announced his resignation in a Nairobi hotel.
“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,” he said
“As I exit, I hope the government will support teachers. I am making this appeal. I trust that the government will find it necessary to allow the union money to flow to the teachers,” he stated.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.