KNUT Officials Vow to Defy Court Orders to Oust Teachers’ Boss Sossion

The ongoing standoff between the Kenya National Union of Teachers boss William Sossion and KNUT officials took an ugly turn in the morning after KNUT woke up to closed doors at KNUT offices in Nairobi.

On 28th August, the courts issued an order, stopping the irate teachers from holding the National Executive Council (KNUT) meeting that seeked to resolve issues, among them, remove the nominated Member of Parliament.

Teachers’ representatives from various parts of the country want the embattled leader to resign, saying his involvement in politics is making him ‘ineffective.

According to the union officials, KNUT is allegedly guilty of not remitting teachers’ contributions. This prompted the Teachers Service Commission to withdraw its July salaries to the members of KNUT, prompting teachers to terminate their registration from the teachers union, jumping ship to Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET).

Wilson Sossion who addressed the media on Wednesday, has retaliated that due process must be followed if anyone wants him out, blasting at the ‘rogue officials for allegedly being paid to tarnish his tenure in leadership at the helm of KNUT.

According to Sossion, KNUT offices will be closed from August 28 to September 3 to allow its members to prepare their children for the third term of the School calendar.