Blow to Knut rebels as court rules Sossion still boss

By Sheila Mutua On Tue, 24 Sep, 2019 11:17 | 1 min read
Wilson Sossion
Embattled Knut boss Wilson Sossion. PHOTO | FILE
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    Justice Wasilwa also ruled that Knut's National Executive Council meeting which kicked out Sossion was held in contempt of court.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) officials have been ordered to comply with court order reinstating Wilson Sossion as secretary-general.

Employment and Labour Relations Court Judge Hellen Wasilwa warned the warring union officials against disobeying the order reinstating Sossion.

Justice Wasilwa also ruled that Knut’s National Executive Council meeting which kicked out Sossion was held in contempt of court.

In her ruling, the judge found that Knut members were in contempt of court but could not be punished because there was no evidence orders were served to them.

The union officials have been given two weeks to comply with court order.

Sossion had been kicked out by a group of rebels led by his deputy Hesbon Otieno, who was to head the teacher’s union.

The Knut rebels wanted the court to lift orders issued on September 2, by Justice Wasilwa reinstating Sossion at the helm of the powerful union.

Knut activities grinded to a halt as leaders squabbled over positions, with union staff going for three months without pay.

Justice Wasilwa ordered the Knut rebels to ensure that Sossion had access to all the bank accounts as well as the offices.

The embattled Sossion said Knut troubles were caused by external forces seeking to weaken the union through savage attacks.