Wilson Sossion has been officially removed from office, a notice from the Registrar of Trade Unions on Friday revealed.
The letter addressed to the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) reads:
“I wish to inform you that I have registered the Notice of Change of Officers covering the appointment made on August 29, 2019.”
Lawyers representing Sossion have since responded warning the Registrar to withdraw the notice or face a lawsuit.
A letter from J. A. Guserwa & Company Advocates warned that the Registrar would be cited for contempt as the meeting that announced the change was allegedly stopped.
KNUT Chairman Wycliffe Omucheyi however maintained that Sossion’s suspension still stands and Hesbon Otieno Agola remains the union’s acting Secretary General.
Sossion was suspended in 2018 for ignoring a directive to respond to allegations of gross misconduct and show-cause-why.
On Friday, Mr. Omucheyi said the National Executive Council had agreed to replace Sossion due to ‘anomalies’.
“He was seen to be running the office alone instead of with the steering committee. We advised him to work with us but he didn’t,” Mr. Omucheyi said.
According to him, Sossion soured their relations with the government when he used ‘bad language’ in reference to the Education CS George Magoha and Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia.
He further accused Sossion of insulting the presidency by claiming an appointment was made by the roadside.
The Chairman further rubbished claims that KNUT is a puppet of the government saying that if Sossion has issues with the State he should deal with them individually.
“We now urge TSC to pay us our deductions so that our operations can resume. We want a meeting with TSC so that we can have our teachers promoted, transfers considered,” he said.
He further called on the Ministry of Education to be open to discussions on the Competency Based Curriculum so that they can work together for it to succeed.
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