Acting KNUT chair urges teachers to oppose Sossion in upcoming polls
KNUT acting national chairman Collins Oyuu has challenged the union members to ditch the candidature of Secretary General Wilson Sossion in the union’s elections scheduled next month.
Oyuu pointed an accusing finger at Sossion and former Knut national treasurer John Matiangi as two people who were behind the troubles which have riddled the union for the last five years warning that re-electing Sossion would bring more problems in the teachers' giant union.
He narrated that under the leadership of Sossion and Matiangi,the teachers had been denied promotions as some were also being sacked and interdicted without any justifiable reasons .
Matiangi early last month resigned his position and joined the ministry of education as a director.
The chairman noted that for Knut to restore its past lost glory, it needed new blood of leadership which could articulate the teachers' issues which have stagnated for a long time.
Oyuu who has declared his candidature for the seat of the secretary general which is currently being held by Sossion noted that under the leadership of Sossion ,teachers have suffered a lot and expressed his worry that extending his tenure means more suffering to the Kenyan teachers .
Speaking to reporters in Nyamira county where he extended his campaigns to, Oyuu revealed that teachers from all regions are now united with the motive of making sure that Sossion and his group which has messed up with the union will be thrown out during the elections .
He advised Sossion to honorably quit the race to avoid being humiliated and embarrassed because the teachers were tired with his leadership which he termed as selfish, divisive and retrogressive .
He revealed that in his line up Patrick Karigi Monuhe from central could be contesting for the seat of chairmanship.