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Wilson Sossion reinstated as KNUT Secretary-General

The Employment and Labour Relations Court has on Monday reinstated KNUT (Kenya National Union Of Teachers) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion.

The news comes barely a week after the KNUT Secretary-General was removed from office by the Registrar of Trade Unions.

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In addition to his reinstatement, the court has also issued an order allowing Sossion to access the Union’s bank accounts held at Equity, Kenya Commercial Bank and the Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya.

The Labour court however made it clear that the orders will stand until when a case opposing his removal from office is heard.

Also read: Chaos outside KNUT offices as four are arrested

Last week on Thursday officials from the Union held demonstration calling for the exit of Mr. Wilson Sossion outside KNUT offices in Nairobi CBD.

The demonstration saw anti-riot arrest four people as they lodged teargas in the air to disperse other demonstrators.

Before the demonstration, a planned meeting at KNUT offices was canceled by the under-fire Secretary-General to pave way for union members to take their children to school.

Members of the Teachers Service Union were agitated by the move claiming they never received a notice calling postponing the meeting.

Addressing the media before the planned meeting, Sossion pointed out to a campaign that has been formed to oust him.

He continued by saying that no efforts will get rid of him at the office.

Members against the Secretary-General are against his position as a nominate Member of Parliament claiming that one cannot run a union and at the same time be an MP.

Berryl Achieng
Berryl Achieng
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