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Govt orders Sossion to vacate KNUT office

East African Affairs, Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie says the officials are in violation of the provisions of Article 77 and 260 as they are now State Officers

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Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary General Wilson Sossion was nominated to Parliament by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

The Government has asked Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary General Wilson Sossion and 10 other trade union officials who were either elected or nominated to Parliament or the County Assembly to immediately vacate office.

In a special issue of the Kenya Gazzette dated December 13, 2017, East African Affairs, Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie said the officials are in violation of the provisions of Article 77 and 260 as they are now State Officers.

Other officials put on notice are Omboko Milemba, Ronald Tonui, Tom Mboya Odege, Edward Mutahi Kahiga, Stanley Kiptis, Catherine Wambilianga, Mulei Mwalowa, John Mwamusi, Florence Bore and Richard Cheserem.

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Milemba, who is the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers chairman Omboko was elected Emuhaya MP while the union’s assistant national treasurer Ronald Tonui sailed through in Bomet Central. Gender secretary Catherine Wambilianga was elected the Bungoma Woman Representative.

Odege, who is the Union of Kenya Civil Servants secretary general, clinched the Nyatike seat. Kahiga, who is now the Nyeri Governor following the demise of his boss, Wahome Gakuru, is the Knut executive secretary, Nyeri Branch. Kiptis, his counterpart in Baringo, was also elected Governor.

Bore, the Kericho Kuppet secretary, won the race for the Woman Representative’s seat in the county while Cheserem, who holds a similar position in Baringo, was elected was elected MCA in Soimo ward. It was not clear why the CS did not include other trade union officials who won MCA seats on August 8 and whether they had quit the positions.

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They are David Kipyego Koech (secretary tertiary, Nandi county)  who won the Kaptumo Kabui ward seat, Ngisa James Gisore (secretary tertiary Kisii County) who was elected MCA South Mugirango ward, Julius Mbijiwe (executive secretary Meru County) emerged winner of the Imenti Central ward seat and Mwamtsi Mwagawe (national trustee/assistant executive secretary Kilifi County) who was elected Kibarani ward MCA.

Several others are believed to have landed nomination slots.

Sossion has been embroiled in a leadership row with national chairman Mudzo Nzili after the latter defied a memo to go on a mandatory six-month retirement leave pending retirement in May next year.

Here is Kandie’s notice:

Trade-Union-officials-768x1024 Govt orders Sossion to vacate KNUT office

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