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Sossion Defends Magoha: Cartels the Reason for CS’ Woes

The Secretary-General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers, Wilson Sossion has jumped to Education Cabinet Secretary Prof Magoha against the accusations of being high handed.

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Wilson Sossion said that cartels have exaggerated the incident because of CS Magoha’s tough stand on corruption.

“The same cartels who got CS Amina want to use the small incident to try and remove CS Magoha from his post because of his stance against corruption,” said Sossion.

The KNUT Sec-Gen said that there was nothing out of the norm on the part of the CS asking tough questions from the office working as a County Director of Education under his Ministry.

“Was there any personal concern of Magoha at Langas Primary School? Proper hygiene… and he was asking questions of his field officer,” said Sossion.

“A small thing is being blown out of proportion and cartels are taking advantage to try and get rid of him,” added Sossion.

Sossion implored Kenyans to prepare for cases of cheating in examinations and full-blown cash embezzlement if the cartels have it their way and get CS Magoha out of the Ministry of Education.

Sossion also hit out at the Public Service Commission (PSC) for stripping CS Magoha of responsibilities with Human Resource tasks in his ministry saying that this was similar to sacking the Cabinet Secretary for Education.

“It is unheard of for the PSC to take away the powers of a CS in another ministry to take away powers of the CS who is appointed by the President. It is wrong…and bullying,” Sossion told the media.

The Nominated MP implored President Uhuru to come out and defend his Cabinet Secretary and even give him more authority to deal with graft in the Education Ministry.

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“The President should not be convinced by this nonsense from people who are planning against Magoha because he has dealt with all corruption loopholes in the Ministry that were used by cartels to embezzle public funds,” added the KNUT Sec-Gen.

He also urged President Uhuru to put the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) under CS Magoha for things to run smoothly in the education sector.

Sossion believes that TSC employs teachers to work under the Ministry of Education and even works against the Ministry.

“Kenya is alone in a world where the CS does not have any administrative connection with teachers. Instead, they are under a rogue employer called TSC,” said Wilson Sossion.

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