KNUT officials have faulted Wilson Sossion for working as a lone ranger and effecting decisions without the input of the other union officials, even as the embattled KNUT boss grapples with a suspension from the Union. The acting Secretary General Hesbon Otieno has said the final decision on Sossion’s position, whether he will be reinstated or expelled form KNUT will be made during the annual delegates conference in December.
Sossion, who had insisted that he won’t be ousted as the Union’s Secretary General had already obtained a Court order on Wednesday stopping a National Executive Committee meeting on Thursday whose main agenda was his ouster, “Sossion is an individual, he will come and go, but as of now he is the elected substantive secretary general of KNUT, and I am not quitting, go and tell them,” he said confidently, hours before he was officially suspended form KNUT. The Registrar of Trade Unions E.N Gicheha confirmed the decision on Friday in a letter addressed to the Kenya National Union of Teachers, and his replacement in acting capacity is Hesbon Otieno.
Both Otieno and KNUT Chairman Wycliffe Omucheyi have pointed out that Sossion wasn’t working together with the committee or in unity, with the acting SG saying they’ve been forced to cover him in many instances, “Most of the decisions he has been making, we’ve been covering. As a union we normally talk about solidarity and unity (but) even in the most uncomfortable situations, we’ve been covering.”