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Court Reinstates Wilson Sossion to be a Teacher

In Summary

  • Labour Court on Monday reinstated KNUT Secretary General to the TSC’s Teacher register
  • TSC had in early November Deregistered Sossion through a gazette notice
  • Courts order in place till Sossion’s case is determined.

Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion is breathing a sigh of relief after the Employment and Labour Relations Court suspended the TSC’s gazette notice of deregistering him as a teacher. The court issued the suspension awaiting the determination of a pending case.

Sossion had been deregistered as a teacher by the Teachers Service Commission TSC, at the beginning of November 2019.

TSC Deregister Sossion from the Teachers Register

The Teachers Commission had banned Sossion from ever stepping in a classroom through a gazette notice. The notice which read, “…, the Commission has removed the name of the individual named hereunder (KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion) from the Register of Teachers…”

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The notice clearly stated that Sossion could not step in any school to engage in any teaching activity.

In the case, Paul Muite was representing Wilson Sossion as Timon Oyucho shouldered The Teachers Service Commission.

While representing their clients, Timon Oyucho was seeking to uphold the TSC’s gazette notice deregistering Sossion, and also barr TSC’s CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia from involvement in the case. On the other hand, Senior Counsel Paul Muite, told the court that Kenya’s teaching problems were caused by an individual named Dr Nancy Macharia. Therefore, Muite was seeking Dr Nancy Macharia to remain as the case’s 1st respondent.

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Labour Court Issues Conservatory Orders

However, Stephen Radido, the Employment and Labour Relations Court Justice, issued conservatory orders to reinstate KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion Back to the Teachers Register. Justice Radido,s orders set aside the gazette notice, hence allowing Sossion to remain a teacher.

The Court’s order remain in place until the case filed by Sossion before the labour court to challenge his sacking is fully determined.

Through his lawyer, Sossion says, TSC’s move to deregister him as a teacher, increases his chances of losing his position as the KNUT Secretary-General.


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