Relief for Sossion as Court Reinstates Him

Sossion out! Letter from Registrar of Trade Unions says
KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion. PHOTO/COURTESY

The Labour Court of Kenya has reinstated embattled Knut boss, Wilson Sossion, as the secretary-general pending the determination of his case.

The judge allowed Sossion to access his office and bank accounts just three days after a notice from the Registrar of Trade Unions indicating that Sossion had been removed from the post.

“I wish to inform you that I have registered the Notice of Change of Officers covering the appointment made on August 29, 2019,” read part of the notice.

Sossion, who claimed that some members of the union’s governing body were out to humiliate him by unlawfully ejecting him from office, had through his lawyers obtained a court order from the Employment and Labor Relations Court, outlawing any meeting by the committee to discuss his removal from office.

Through his lawyers J. A. Guserwa & Company Advocates, Sonko warned that the Registrar would be cited for contempt as the meeting that announced the change was allegedly stopped.

“I have obtained a court order from the Employment and Labor Relations Court outlawing any meeting, until a later date that I shall communicate. You understand there has been a well-orchestrated and a well-funded campaign to humiliate me,” the union leader told reporters on Wednesday.

Despite this, KNUT Chairman Wycliffe Omucheyi maintained that Sossion’s suspension still stands and Hesbon Otieno Agola remains the union’s acting Secretary-General.

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