LATEST EDUCATION NEWS: THIS IS WHY KNUT SECRETARY GENERAL MR WILSON SOSSION REFUSED TO QUIT OFFICE DESPITE PRESSURE FROM THE KNUT NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND TSC
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Interesting details have emerged about why KNUT Secretary General Mr Wilson Sossion refused to tone down and resign from his current position despite relentless efforts by the Teachers Service Commission and KNUT’s NATIONAL Executive Council, NEC.
According to the afore-mentioned book which will be released early next year, 2020; Mr Wilson Sossion was ready to resign but he felt that “his colleagues wanted to throw him out like a dog”- quoted verbatim.
On September 16, 2019, KNUT Secretary General sought the wise counsel of his counter-part Mr Misori about the ongoing TSC-KNUT stale-mate.
Misori urged Sossion to consider whether he was the problem. To his utter surprise, Mr Sossion was also thinking in the same direction.
The only thing that stopped him from giving in to pressure was his fear that his colleagues were not handling his removal well.
Mr Sossion felt that he deserved better especially given the fact that he served the Kenya National Union of Teachers well and for a considerably long time.
According to Misori, Sossion was ready to leave the union “even tomorrow” on condition that there were mutually agreed terms.
This happened when teachers whose salary increment had been withheld by the Teachers Service Commission were busy pressing the “red button.”
NEC had given a go-ahead for Mr Sossion to be dethroned by Mr Otieno who was directed to take over KNUT’s leadership in acting capacity.
KNUT had also changed bank signatories to block Mr Wilson Sossion from running the union’s affairs.
Mr Sossion agreed to have KUPPET’s Secretary General Mr Akelo Misori mediate on his behalf so that he could be accorded the respect he deserved- an honourable exit. He vowed to cause KNUT immeasurable damage if they threw him out of office.
Consequently, Sossion invited his “heir” Mr Otieno for dinner to discuss how to give him an honourable exit. Mr Hesbon Otieno agreed to Sossion’s terms but the union failed to respond to Sossion’s demands.
When three weeks elapsed and KNUT had not shown any signs of ensuring an honourable and sift exit for Mr Sossion, he decided to fight back.