Drama as chaos disrupt ongoing KNUT annual general meeting over Sossion

Chaos at the 60th Annual KNUT Delegates Conference in Mombasa. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: Chaos erupted at the ongoing Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT 60th Annual Delegates Conference in Mombasa after a section of teachers wanted KNUT Sec gen Wilson Sossion not to resign.

Police were on Thursday brought in to intervene after a fight erupted between delegates forcing the proceedings to be stopped temporarily.

The delegates are split between those supporting and those opposing calls for Sossion to vacate his position.

This comes as  Labour CS Phyllis Kandie on Wednesday listed the ODM nominated MP among other elected officials to vacate office immediately; citing Article 77 of the constitution which restricts full-time state officers from holding alternative positions of gainful employment.

Speaking during the conference, Sossion has said he will not resign from his post as he views it as a political move by the government.

Last week, Sossion vowed to block almost all the new policies introduced by Education CS Fred Matiang’i and Teachers Service Commission which includes the new curriculum – 2-6-6-3 .

Meanwhile, COTU  has moved to court seeking to stop Labour CS Phyliss Kandie gazette notice ordering elected leaders to quit trade unions.

Cotu Boss Francis Atwoli has called on all elected leaders not to leave their posts in Trade unions.

Some of the affected leaders include; Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis who is the KNUT Executive Secretary, Bungoma Woman Rep Catherine Wambilianga who is KUPPET Gender Secretary among many others.