Sossion given one week to resign or be kicked out
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) National Executive Council has issued a seven-day ultimatum to its Secretary General Wilson Sossion to resign or be kicked out.
This follows a deliberation meeting on Tuesday night on the suitability of Sossion to continue leading the teachers union.
The meeting was however disrupted for a while by rowdy youth who were scuttled by police.
On July 27, 2019, the Employment and Labour Relations Court ruled that Sossion should be struck off the teachers register, following a case file by Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
TSC had moved to court in 2017 to have him deregistered and on January 17, 2018, the court obliged.
According to TSC, Sossion should have resigned or retired from his teaching position in compliance with the regulations of 187 of the code but failed to do so.
However, Sossion filed a petition claiming that the decision was prompted by malice, ill-will and an abuse of the office of commission CEO.
He maintained that he had not been subjected to a procedural and legally required process.
Sossion further claimed that TSC violated code of regulations for teachers by not first interdicting him and subjecting him to disciplinary hearing before termination.
TSC challenged his argument citing that Sossion was now holding two public offices and earning double benefits in terms of pensions and Gratuities contrary to the law.
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