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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,13TH DEC 2017– 11 trade union officials among them Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General William Sossion holding public offices have been ordered to surrender them with immediate effect.
In In a special gazette notice dated December 13, Labour Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has directed trade union officials holding elective or nominated positions in Parliament or county assemblies to quit office.
“It is notified for the general information of the public that the following persons being state officers as per provisions of Article 77 and 260 of the constitution cease to hold office immediately as trade union officials in their respective trade unions,” said Ms Kandie.
Among the affected are Nyeri Governor Edward Kahiga, Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis, ODM nominated MP Wilson Sossion both of Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut).MP Emuhaya Omboko Milemba who is also Kuppet national chairman, Mulei Mwalowa, John Mwamusi, Florence Bore who is former Kuppet Kericho branch gender secretary and Richard Cheserem.
The list also has Bungoma Woman Representative Catherine Wambyanga who also doubles as Kenya Union of Post Primary Education (Kuppet) Gender Secretary, Bomet Central MP Ronald Tonui and who is Kuppet assistant treasurer, Nyatike MP Tom Odege who is the current secretary-general of Union of Kenya Civil Servants.