Chaos Disrupts KNUT Conference as Sossion refuses to resign

The KNUT conference turned was disrupted after Sossion rubbished off Labour Cabinet Secretary Phylis Kandie call for those in political/elective positions to quit their positions in respective trade unions. Sossion claimed the CS Phylis Kandie only wants to politicise the matter in a bid to split KNUT.


This elicited different reactions as a section of the delegated called for Sossion to quit his position while others supported his stay and hell broke loose.

Labour CS following article 77 of the Constitution which states that full-time State officers shall not participate in any other gainful employment or hold office in a political party, had called and gazetted Sossion and 10 others on Wednesday to quit their positions in trade unions.

The affected 11 included:

  1. Edward Mutahi Kahiga         Nyeri Governor                   KNUT Secretary Nyeri County
  2. Stanley Kiptis                          Baringo Governor               KNUT Executive Secretary Koibatek
  3. Omboko Milemba                   Emuhaya MP                       KUPPET Chairperson
  4. Ronald Tonui                          Bomet Central MP                KUPPET Executive Secretary
  5. Tom Mboya Odege                 Nyatike MP                            Secretary General Union of Kenya Civil Servants
  6. Catherine Wambilianga        Bungoma Woman Rep        KUPPET Gender Secretary
  7. Florence Bore                          Kericho Woman Rep            KUPPET Secretary General Baringo
  8. Wilson Sossion                        Nominated MP                  KNUT Secretary General
  9. Richard Cheserem                  Soimo Ward MCA                KUPPET Secretary, Baringo County
  10. Mulei Mwalowa                      State officer                            Trade Unionist
  11. John Mwamosi                       State officer                            Trade Unionist


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