William Sossion De-registered From Teachers' List

  • Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General, Wilson Sossion, was confirmed as no longer belonging to the fraternity of teachers, following a High Court ruling on Friday.

    The court upheld a decision by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) TSC’s te delist Sossion as a teacher noting that he was nominated to Parliament to push ODM's agenda.

    The decision backed the commission's move to strip the sec-general of all his teaching credentials back on January 15, 2018.

    “The commission has decided to terminate your services as a teacher with effect from January 15, 2018. It has been noted that you were nominated as a Member of Parliament yet the Commission has not received your resignation or retirement letter," an excerpt of the initial letter read in part.

    Sossion and 9 other senior officials were deemed unfit for office, having actively joined politics.

    Under article 77 and 260 of the constitution, state officers are barred from holding any other office that will profit them as employees.

    "A full-time State officer shall not participate in any other gainful employment and any appointed State officer shall not hold office in a political party," article 77 of the constitution governed.

    Back then, Sossion and the other officials had moved to court, where they got orders temporarily blocking the government from sacking them.

    However, the court ruled that the commission was right, thereby erasing the vocal leader from the official teachers' registry.