Sossion blocked from office as Knut wrangles turn ugly

There was commotion at the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) headquarters yesterday when embattled secretary general Wilson Sossion was barred from accessing his office, as the standoff at the giant union intensified.

Armed with a court order, Sossion confronted the heavily-built men who blocked him from entering KNUT House on Mfangano Street.

Sossion accused his colleagues of hiring goons to frustrate him.

“I am the legitimate Knut Secretary General and you cannot block me from accessing my work station to serve the teachers of Kenya who have given me the mandate,” said Sossion.

But the security men said  they had been given strict instructions not to allow him to access the building.

“We cannot allow you inside the building. We have strict instructions not to and we shall not break it,” one of the security men told the ODM Nominated MP.

Sossion accused some people in government of orchestrating the wrangles at the National Executive Committee (NEC).

“Few individuals who have been indoctrinated by some people in government are responsible for the wrangles. This coup is very unnatural,” said Sossion.

He was suspended by NEC on April 30 NEC and his deputy Hesbon Otieno sworn-in as acting secretary general.

But last week, Sossion obtained a court order reinstating him until a petition he has filed against his ouster is heard and determined.

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