By JOSEPH OJWANG.
Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion has been given an ultimatum to vacate office as directed by the court after he was deregistered by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
KNUT Nyanza regional council made the resolution in Kisumu on Friday noting that Sossion must now pave way for the Union to elect a new leadership.
The council secretary Tobias Ogalo who read the resolution to the press says Union members have lost faith in Sossion who has depicted an abrasiveness and arrogance while fighting for the welfare of teachers.
Ogalo says the court ruling must be honored since they don’t want an official who is illegitimate to fight on behalf of the members.
The teachers in the region have issued a threat to lead an ejection of Sossion from the Union offices in Nairobi should he fail to leave office honorably.
The Council also took a swipe at the Union National Chairman Wycliffe Omucheyi for staying put in the office despite reaching retirement age.
Ogalo who is also the KNUT chairman Kisumu West branch says Omucheyi is now on pension and not fit to continue holding Union office telling him to vacate alongside Sossion.
The Council has vowed to disobey any order that will emanate from the Secretary General noting that he is in office illegally.
The Council came up with a raft of other resolutions that included support to the new curriculum.
Ogalo noted that the Competency Based Curriculum ought not to have been a bone of contention between the Union and the ministry of education.