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Sossion ousted as Knut SG, replaced by deputy

Beleaguered Kenya National Union of Teachers (knut) Secretary General Wilson Sossion has been ousted from his position despite a court order stopping his removal.

While making the announcement during a press briefing on Friday, Knut national chairman Wickliffe Omucheyi said Sossion had outlived his usefulness in the union.

He further announced Hesbon Otieno will take over as SG in an acting capacity.

He said the Union’s topmost organ-the National Executive Council (NEC) met and unanimously agreed to replace Sossion who is also ODM nominated MP.

Sossion was among other things accused of making decisions without consulting with other members.

The union’s NEC also ensured Sossion’s name was expunged from the registrar of trade unions.

Otieno accused Sossion of undermining top ministry’s officials and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“We cannot have a leader who always fights the government, we want to have a cordial relationship with the government,” said Otieno as quoted by Nation.

In a rejoinder, Sossion dismissed his replacement saying the decision was null and void given it contravened the court order.

On Thursday, police were forced to lob tear gas to a group of union leaders who had gathered at Knut headquarters along Mfangano Street.

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