Teachers demand ouster of Sossion

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Teachers drawn from various branches of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) on Wednesday camped at the KNUT headquarters to demand for the resignation of Secretary General Wilson Sossion.

Led by KNUT’s Nairobi branch chairman Robert Karume, the officials say that Sossion ceased to be a teacher the moment he was de-registered by the Teachers Service Commission.

TSC removed Sossion from its registered last year after he was nominated to Parliament by the ODM Party.

The teachers chanted anti-Sossion slogans to compel him to vacate office and vowed to camp there until he vacates office.

They stated that should this not happen, they will seek the removal of all the Union’s National Executive Council Members.

In December last year during a union meeting, trouble started after some delegates from central Kenya demanded his resignation.

The more than 500 teachers started by chanting and singing songs denouncing the nominated ODM MP.

Amid the chaos, factions formed fast – with Rift Valley and western Kenya delegates defending Sossion.

The meeting took a political angle after a section of Rift Valley delegates said they will defend their kin.

They also threw bottles and chairs at one another and, at some point, the confrontation degenerated into fist fights.