The nominated member of Parliament has resigned from the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) where he served as the union’s Secretary General.
This comes few days to the unions elections set to happen on Saturday, June 26.
Sossion announced his resignation today Friday, 25 June, sighting pressure from internal forces where he was addressing the press at the Windsor Golf Hotel, Nairobi.
“I bow out of KNUT as the Secretary-General. I shall remain loyal to KNUT and will always be available to advise and support the leadership of the union,” he stated.
“As I exit, I hope the government will support teachers. I am making this appeal. I trust that the government will find it necessary to allow the union money to flow to the teachers,” he added.
“I have outgrown KNUT. My responsibility now shifts to Parliament,” he announced that he would fully focus on his political career.
Sossion had served as the union’s Secretary General since 2016 and in 2017,the ODM Party nominated him to represent teachers’ interests in Parliament.