Wednesday August 28, 2019-Embattled Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General, Wilson Sossion, has now run to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to help him save his job at KNUT.
This is after the Government of President Uhuru Kenyatta deregistered him as a teacher after he was nominated to Parliament by ODM and engineered mass walkout of teachers from his union.
Officials from KNUT, who are sympathetic to Sossion, yesterday sought the intervention of Raila Odinga on the woes being witnessed in the union.
The officials allegedly met with the ODM leader to end the stalemate between KNUT, whose Secretary General is Wilson Sossion and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
They allegedly sought advice and intervention on the relations between the two.
On his part, Raila, assured the officials that he had been trying to make the three, KNUT, TSC and the Ministry of Education have a decent relationship.
“Mr. Odinga assured the union officials that he had been trying to help bring all the parties to the negotiating table and ensure a harmonious relationship between KNUT, TSC and the Ministry of Education,” read a statement by Odinga’s spokesperson, Dennis Onyango.
He further appealed to the union to give priority to dialogue and negotiations before going on strikes.
Raila further called on the union members to end internal wrangles and aim at serving members.
“We are in a tight corner as a union because we are unable to even run operations at the branches,” a high-ranking KNUT official stated previously.
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and secondary school heads have reportedly openly sided with the TSC, going on to disown KNUT.
The Kenyan DAILY POST