Sossion Calls KNUT ADC Ahead Of September 2021 Elections
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has notified all KNUT branch secretaries of the upcoming Annual Delegates Conference (ADC) that will lead to the election of national leadership in September.
In a letter dated the 22nd of April 2021, Wilson Sossion said that the nomination of the delegates to the Annual Delegates Conference will be guided by the Branch Executive Council (BECs).
KNUT, unlike the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Teachers (KUPPET) will hold their Annual Delegates Conference (ADC) through physical meeting and not virtual ones.
Sossion said that this years’ ADC will have two agendas and urged branches to prepare well for the ADC and all facets of the Union should play their roles effectively to ensure that the ADC is a success.
There has been tension that KNUT might not hold their ADC after Sossion released a circular that suspended elections in some branches because of the surge of the novel coronavirus.
The delegates are also expected to address the leadership conflicts that have tainted the once giant and glorious teachers’ union.
Mr. Sossion is set to face off with Kericho KNUT secretary, Stanley Mutai for the top seat of the union.
Sossion warned regions against grabbing other regions’National Steering Seats for the sake of peace and order prevailing in the Union.
Below is Sossion’s notice to all to all KNUT branches.
April 22, 2021
To: ALL Branch Executive Secretaries
RE: ANNUAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE (ADC) FOR KENYA NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS (KNUT)
Pursuant to Article VII(A)g of the KNUT Constitution and I quote:- “Notice regarding the Annual Delegates! Conference shall be issued at least two months before the Conference”end of quote, notice is hereby issued of an Annual Delegates Conference (ADC) of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT).
The agenda of the conference shall be:-
- General elections to fill positions of members of the National Steering and National Steering and National Executive Council (NEC) members, pursuant to the Registrar of Trade Unions elections circular Ref. No. ML&SP/TU/ELECTION/2021 dated 25th September, 2021.
- Tabling an dadoption of various reports and generation of URGENT RESOLUTIONS by the Annual Delegates Conference on matters affecting our members, the teaching profession and education in general.
Further, pursuant to Ariel VII(By of the KNUT Constitution and I quote:
“The nomination of the delegates to the Annual Delegates Conference shall be guided out by the Branch Executive Council. Top officers of the branches shall automatically be delegates depending on the number of delegates allocated to each branch” end of quote, branches are instructed to convene BEC meetings to nominate delegates to the ADC.
The allocation of delegates to each branch shall be forwarded to your emails. All delegates selected MUST be fully paid up in numbers.
Regional Councils that have not convened should convene to organize their regions and strictly nominate one candidate for every NEC slot is the custom and practice of KNUT to reduce confusion at the ADC.
The nominees of the Regional Councils to the NEC positions shall be forwarded to the office of the Secretary General together with the minutes of the Regional Councils.
All Regions are encouraged to conclude the business of NEC nominations and agree on candidates for their steering slots as currently allocated to their regions for harmony and order in the Union.
Regions are ADVICED to REFRAIN from attempting to grab other regions’National Steering Seasts for peace and order to prevail in the Union.
Branch Treasures and the BEC members should endeavour to ensure that all delegates are transported to and from the venue of the ADC.
We are currently in a bid financial state following the attack on our check-off system by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC)/Government and so we are liasing with partners locally and internationally to mobilise resources to enable us hold the ADC successfully.
This notice is therefore meanth to guide branches to adequately prepare for the ADC and all organs of the Union to effectively play their roles in ensuring a successful ADC.
You will be informed of the date and venue of the ADC at a later date.
We wish all branches, leaders of delegations and all delegates well as they prepare for the definitely EVENTFUL ADC.
HON. WILSON SOSSION
SECRETARY GENERAL K.N.U.T.