Sossion announced on Friday that he will now concentrate on his legislative duties as a nominated Member of Parliament at the National Assembly.
• Sossion said Knut members deserved credit for the restrain and sobriety they have shown in the face of open provocation and frustrations by the government
Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion Friday resigned after three years of leadership conflict.
The union boss in a press conference at the Windsor Hotel in Nairobi said “he has outgrown the Kenya National Union of Teachers,” and will focus on articulating workers’ issues through his parliamentary post.
Sossion’s resignation comes hours to the Knut election scheduled for Saturday at Ruaraka Sports Grounds in Nairobi.
It will mark nine active years of service at the helm of Knut first as a chairman before taking over the powerful Secretary-General role which also doubles as the union’s spokesman.
Sossion in his resignation speech said he was ready to pave the way at the union if it would allow the Teachers Service Commission to smoothly remit union dues.
During his announcement of his resignation, Sossion praised his achievements during the time he served at Knut.
“I shall remain loyal to Knut and always be available to advise and support the leadership,” he said.
Sossion said Knut members deserved credit for the restrain and sobriety they have shown in the face of open provocation and frustrations by the government.
The elections slated for tomorrow had sharply divided the union top officials with a section seeking to oust Sossion.
They blame him for the misfortunes that have befallen the union in the last three years and seen its membership drop from an all-time high of 187,000 to 16,000.