Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has resigned.
His resignation came just a day before the Union’s elections on Saturday, June 26.
Sossion publicized his resignation on Friday, June 25 during a press conference held at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club.
“In the interest of KNUT continuity and its membership, I hereby on June 25, 2021 bow out of KNUT leadership honorably. I shall remain loyal to KNUT and will always be available to advice and support the leadership of the union,” said Sossion.
The nominated Member of Parliament who has held the unions position since 2013, urged the government to continue remitting statutory contributions without failing to members.
“I trust that the government of Kenya, as I exit, because that there has been this argument that as long as Sossion stays the government will not release union dues…. I’m making this passionate appeal that the government will find it necessary to allow union dues flow to KNUT so that the leadership and workers earn a salary,” he said.
Sossion will now switch his focus on political matter at large.
“I have outgrown KNUT. My responsibility now shifts to Parliament,” he said.
Sossion further reminisced on his reign at KNUT and was impressed by his achievements.
Sossion took over the position of KNUT Secretary-General in 2013 after replacing David Okuta Osiany.
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