Former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion has finally announced his support for the Deputy President William Ruto.
The ODM nominated MP has also announced his bid for the Bomet Senatorial race. He said he has been endorsed by the elders.
According to Sossion, his move is a piece of advice from Motigo Sub location elders from Central Bomet who advised him to support William Ruto’s Presidential bid.The elders visited Sossion’s residence on Tuesday morning.
“They say charity begins at home, today in my residence the elders of Motigo Sub location have decided to endorse my senate aspirations in 2022. The elders have advised to stick on the prize and avoid backing any Politian but to support Deputy President William Ruto in his 2022 presidential bid as well as popularizing the newly formed Party, UDA,” he posted on Facebook.
This is happening two months after Sossion’s resignation as KNUT Secretary General. Sossion was nominated by ODM to represent the interests of the teachers in National Assembly before his resignation.
In his resignation statement he said that KNUT’s hitches and challenges were stage managed.
“However, KNUT success story has not gone without hitches and challenges which I still believe were stage managed by people with ulterior motives and enemies of trade unionism and who thought that Sossion was a threat to state security. I believe that a strong union is not good for the government which is a great fallacy. A strong trade union is good for quality education,” part of the statement reads.
Collins Oyuu was elected KNUT’S new SG.