Sossion Survives TSC Onslaught

Embattled Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has temporarily survived a sustained onslaught by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

This is after a labour relations court suspended a gazette notice deregistering Sossion as a teacher with the TSC.

KNUT Secretary-General Wilson Sossion. PHOTO: Courtesy

In October 29, TSC gazetted the blacklisting of Sossion’s name from the teachers’ register after it argued he had engaged in politics.

The Teachers’ body, however, expunged Sossion’s name in January 2018 shortly after he got nominated to Parliament by ODM.

TSC maintained that Sossion had contravened his employment terms by accepting to be nominated by a partisan political player to Parliament.

Interestingly, TSC failed to deregister Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) chairman who was also elected as MP in Emuhaya.

Sossion has been in and out of courts following a drawn legal battle pitting him with the Teachers Service Commission.

He, however, maintains that his position as the Secretary-General of KNUT and that as a nominates MP would not be affected by his deregistration.

TSC, however, believes that Sossion became a partisan negotiator by accepting his nomination to Parliament by ODM.



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