Wilson Sossion sacked! This is why

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The Kenya National Union of Teachers’ (KNUT) secretary general Wilson Sossion has been sacked by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

TSC de-registered Sossion in a move believed to be geared towards forcing him to step down from his position at the giant trade union.

According to the Business Daily, a letter dated July 29 and addressed to Mr Sossion, the commission accused him of paralyzing the competency-based curriculum forums in April in various counties and accepting nomination by Orange Democratic Party as an MP in 2017 contrary to TSC regulations.

The letter which was signed by Mary Rotich on behalf of the TSC chief executive officer, Nancy Macharia, indicated that Mr Sossion incited teachers against the new curriculum at 11 centres on April 6 this year.

The centers are said to be; Kakamega, Bungoma, Kajiado, Kitui, Machakos, Garissa, Kisii, Nyamira, Vihiga and Kwale.

While dismissing the move by TSC as inconsequential, Mr Sossion is expected to appeal his dismissal failure to which his name will be removed from the register of teachers.

“The de-registration as a teacher changes nothing,” said Mr Sossion.

According to Sossion, the termination of his contract does not affect his rights as a union official under Article 34(A) of the Labour Relations Act.

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