Embattled Knut Secretary General Wilson Sosion will remain in office despite being ousted by a section of the union.
This is after the Labour Court of Kenya ruled on Tuesday morning.
While making the ruling, lady Justice Helen Wasilwa observed that Sosion was legally in office and that any attempts to eject him did not follow legal procedures.
Wasilwa also found Knut National Chairman Wycliff Omucheyi and NEC members guilty for contempt of court.
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The court had earlier, at the beginning of September, temporarily reinstated Sossion even as the warring faction sought to have him stopped from conducting union activities.
The lady justice had directed that Sossion should not be removed from office until the case he filed contesting his ouster is determined.
In his petition, Sossion, through lawyer Judith Guserwa, protested that the Knut National Executive Council members had held a meeting on August 29, and illegally removed him from office whereas there was a court order.
The council members had ‘expelled’ Sossion from the union for failing to execute NEC decisions. They argued that the embattled SG could not carry out the union’s work, at the same time being a political nominated leader.
He had been replaced by Hesbon Otieno as the acting Secretary-general.
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