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Rich Sossion misleading poor teachers, claims MP

03 September 2015, 08:09 Jackson Okata

Nairobi - A member of parliament has accused the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) secretary general, Wilson Sossion of misleading poor Kenyan teachers and using their plight to further his political interests.

Bahati Member of Parliament, Kimani Ngunjiri, has said that Sossion has amassed a lot of wealth from his KNUT post and asked him to stop taking advantage of the poor teachers.

Speaking Wednesday in Nakuru town, Ngunjiri asked Sossion to stop inciting Kenyan teachers whom he said are ready to negotiate with the government and continue teaching.

“Sossion should stop misleading Kenyan teachers because we know he is playing politics with the teachers’ salary issue. Teachers are ready to go back to class but Sossion has incited them not to negotiate with the government,” he said.

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He added: “In fact, Sossion and other KNUT officials should tell teachers how the money they remit to KNUT is being used before he can purport to be fighting for teachers’ rights. The millions being remitted monthly to KNUT by teachers are being squandered by a few people led by Sossion.”

Ngunjiri called on the government to be tough on teachers and force them to report to work or employ thousands of jobless Kenyans to replace them.

“There are thousands of Kenyans who are qualified and can take up these jobs. The government should exert its authority and act because we cannot steal money to pay teachers,” he said.

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