The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary-General, Wilson Sossion has officially been registered as a teacher. The decision made by Justice Stephen Radido has come as a blow for him since he has been serving the teachers’ union since 2016.
The Employment and Labor Relations Court rejected his attempt to save his position as a teacher after similar attempts failed in 2019.In his judgement, Justice Radido held the decision of the TSC to deregister him as a teacher insisting that the decision is distinct from from the termination of his services as a teacher.
Although Hon. Sossion did not directly challenge the process leading to the removal of his name from the register of teachers, In his suit, Sossion instead challenged the decision by TSC to remove him from the teachers’ register through a gazette notice.
The Knut Secretary-General had hoped that the court would declare the regulations his employer relied on to deregister him as null and void and inconsistent with Article 38 of the constitution.He had sought nine order, including an order prohibiting TSC from removing him from the register of teachers as well as an order quashing the gazette notice that removed him from the register.During the course of the proceedings, the Knut secretary-general told the court that his rights were violated when TSC decided to remove him from the teachers’ register.