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Vihiga Knut branch lauds pact made between sossion and Nzili

13 November 2013, 22:40 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Vihiga Knut branch has hailed Mudzo Nzili for stepping down for Wilson Sossion for the post of executive secretary in the run up to the union’s elections slated for December 7.

They said that the move shows the spirit of unity that the union has always enjoyed amongst its membership in championing for the welfare of teachers.

“We are delighted as a branch on the agreement that has been made by our two leaders because we didn’t want to lose any of them from the union. Those who thought that the union may scatter because of the elections will have nothing to laugh at now,” Knut executive secretary in Vihiga, Dick Kisivuli said.

Kisivuli said that the national office has shown the other branches countrywide what should be done and that was a step ahead in averting crises.

He noted that they had been concerned that losing any of the two senior most leaders in the union could have detrimental effects on their national outlook.

“No one wanted any of the two to lose their positions in the union because they have shown what mettle they have in dealing with the issues that pertain to the teachers,” he said.

There have been ragging battles in the giant teacher’s union as it approaches the elections to fill the post of executive secretary that was left vacant after the demise of David Okuta.

Both Sossion, the current national Chair, and Nzili, the current assistant secretary general, expressed their desire to contest for the seat, but Nzili has since stepped down for Sossion.

At the same time, the branch asked Kenya National Examinations Council to take the teachers’ pleas into consideration regarding the money paid for the marking of examinations.

“The Knec should consider treating teachers who sacrifice to go and mark with dignity because they have already increased the examinations’ fee which should also be translated in the payment of teachers,” said Kisivuli.  

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