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BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,3RD APRIL 2018-OKenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion now wants delegates to meet in in order discuss ways of replacing several top officials who retired from the union.
Addressing the press on Thursday Sossion said the agenda of the meeting is to elect a chairperson, two vice national chairpersons and fill vacant slots in the National Executive Council (NEC).
The post of Knut chairman fell vacant following the retirement of Mr Mudzo Nzili who exited the union on May 16, 2017.
Mr Wycliffe Etole Omucheyi has been acting as national Knut chairman.
“A Special Annual Delegates Congress (ADC) shall be held in June, 2018 on a date and venue as was resolved by delegates last year. During the conference, elections shall be held to fill vacant positions.
“I kindly request Knut branches countrywide to start preparing for the special ADC in earnest,” said Mr Sossion while addressing the press at Knut headquarters in Nairobi.
Mr Sossion, who has been facing strong opposition within Knut, also threatened to take firm action against the union’s staff and elected officials who report to work late.
“From now henceforth, all permanent staff, including full-time elected union officials will have to strictly observe official working hours. We have no other choice but to attend and serve teachers as stipulated in rules and regulations actualising the Knut constitution,” he said.
The Knut leader has said he will not relinquish his seat until his term expires in 2021, terming his suspension illegal.
Mr Sossion is facing a hard time since he was nominated as an MP in the National Assembly by the Orange Democratic Movement last year.
He has since been suspended after NEC meeting that was held on Tuesday which 22 members against two voted in favour of a motion to suspended him over ‘misconduct’.