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Chaos outside KNUT offices as four are arrested

Chaos have rocked KNUT with union officials storming the headquarter demanding the exit of Secretary-General Wilson Sossion.

A heavy contingent of police officers arrived at the scene arresting four officials as teargas dispersed a gathering at the Knut office in Nairobi CBD.

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The officials are calling for the exit of Wilson Sossion after he joined politics having being nominated as a Member of Parliament.

Sossion angered the members by announcing that he will stay put at the office and that no amount of money will oust him.

The KNUT Secretary-General further outlawed a meeting scheduled for Thursday between them and NEC (National Executive Council).

Police disperce KNUT officials in Nairobi
Image outside KNUT offices in Nairobi

Several teachers who arrived from very far places caused chaos when they found the offices closed claiming they meeting were legit and that they did not a court order saying otherwise.

On Wednesday Sossion said he had obtained a court order to call off the meeting to a later date calling for a closure of the office to September 2nd.

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He further continued to say that no campaign formed against him will succeed and that he will continue to discharge his duty as the Secretary-General.

He challenged those calling for his removal to wait until the next annual delegates conference scheduled for December.

Also read: National Police warns individuals planning to disrupt teachers training

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has been accused by Sossion for having a hand in the ongoing wrangles saying that they want to bring a leader of their choice.

Slavian Mwangecho
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