Court extends Sossion’s stay in office

Court extends Sossion’s stay in office


Embattled Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary-general Wilson Sossion will stay in office longer after the Labour Court Tuesday ruled that his ouster is illegal.

Sossion, an ODM nominated MP, was kicked out of office by a faction led by his deputy Hesbon Otieno, which he has challenged in court.

He has been calling for a ceasefire to the wrangles at the union saying he holds no grudge against those who purportedly ousted him.

The Employment and Labour Relations Tuesday extended his stay in office until his case is heard and determined;

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Sossion has been in and out of the courts seeking to remain in office, following a move by the register of societies to deregister him as the Secretary-General of the union.

Early this month, he moved to court to challenge a move by the union national executive council to oust him, querying the legality of the meeting.

Justice Helen Wasilwa gave him temporary relief by reinstating him as the Secretary-General and allowing him access to his office and the union’s bank accounts pending the outcome of the case.

Activities at the union have reportedly been paralysed over the infightings.

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