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Government planning to remove top Knut bosses, says Sossion

Kenya National Union of Teachers ( K N U T ) Secretary general Wilson Sossion says the government is planning to have top officials of the teachers union removed during the December delegates conference.

Speaking during the annual general meeting for Nandi North branch at Kabiyet Boys High School in Mosop, Sossion said the government wants to sponsor candidates to battle for top Kenya National Union of Teachers positions so that current officials are removed.

“The plan is to destabilise the union because of the firm and unwavering stand we have taken to fight for the rights of teachers,” Sossion said.

“We have lately been firm on the issue of promotions, delocalisation and performance appraisals and the government is definitely not happy with that. That is why they want us out so that they plant their own stooges to be in charge,” he said.

While Sossion’s position is not among those to be filled during the Nairobi meeting, that of first and second vice chairman and deputy secretary general are vacant.

Sossion told teachers that there will be no discrimination as all the regions will be taken care of in the sharing of top positions.

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