Wilson Sossion reinstated back as KNUT Secretary General

Barely a week after being ousted at the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) by the Registrar of Trade Unions following a recommendation from the National Executive Council (NEC), the Employment and Labour Relations court on 2nd September, 2019 directed that Wilson Sossion to be reinstated back as the Secretary General pending hearing and determination of a case which he had filed in opposition of his removal from office.

The KNUT Secretary General has been in trouble with KNUT before and was once suspended in 2018 by the union after ignoring a directive which required him to respond to allegations of gross misconduct and a notice to show cause.

According to KNUT Chairman Wycliffe Omucheyi, the National Executive Council (NEC) ousted the Secretary General because he was seen to be running the office alone instead of working with the steering committee.

The Nominated ODM MP however, told the court through his lawyer Judith Guserwa that the KNUT NEC was illegally convened and hence flawed in that it arrived at a decision that breached an issued court order.

In her ruling, Judge Hellen Wasilwa stated that the honorable court had issued an order of stay of the suspension of the Applicant by the respondents. The order directed against the interested party touching on the decision made to oust Sossion pending the hearing and determination of an ongoing law suit.

Furthermore, Hon. Wilson Sossion was allowed access to KNUT bank accounts. Part of the judgement read that the Honorable court was pleased to order the status quo of the KNUT register of officials obtaining prior to August 29, 2019 to be maintained with regard to the operations of the KNUT Bank Accounts at Kenya Commercial Bank, Equity Bank and Standard Chartered Bank pending further orders of the court.

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