The bosses of Kenya National Union Teachers (KNUT) are fighting to pave way for the rest of her members in politics. The group is reportedly planning to create a third political coalition before next year’s election rolls in, that will qualify them in throwing up a candidate that will contest against President Uhuru and some other yet-to-be-known candidates.
This is coming in the middle of reports that they could gain control of Labour Party of Kenya.
All the top decision-makers of the union are considering this plan highly, while the inner circle involved have already given their approval to the trade unionists for the political plans of the union to be effective.
It is alleged that the Labour Party of Kenya intends to present a stronger contender for the Presidential race in 2017 poll.
The person will contest against Uhuru Kenyatta and the Cord candidate who might be Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka or Moses Wetang’ula.
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KNUT boss Wilson Sossion is said to be the brain behind the political agenda.
Wilson having taken enough of the maltreatment of teachers and other public workers over the years, thanks to the Jubilee administration, plans to serve the nation with another force in politics that will make a change.
George Makhino, the Trans-Nzoia KNUT executive secretary, revealed the secret plan when he slammed the sitting administration during the weekend.
The trade unionist said.
We want to take Sossion to State House and put to an end to a regime that does not value its workers; only good at crafting ways of robbing the country through corruption.
Sossion is reportedly urging the teachers to stand with the opposition in case LPK decides not to proceed with its plan, or lay aside its plan against Presidency, or even when a runoff contest comes up.
The plan intends to get the Trade Unions Congress of Kenya involved, an umbrella body of unions that is a rival of Cotu, where Sossion is also the Secretary General, into the frame.
Sossion has pledged to play at an active role in the nearing election. He noted that the Union will not be in the sideline during the election scheduled next year.
And also assured joint voting of real change by all worker. He probably was making reference to their latest plan of action this year.
While their plan is still underway, KNUT has said it will not sign a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) unless it gets a 50-60 per cent salary increase.
KNUT and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) are mandated to sign the deal with the Teachers Service Commission on or before February 18.
The Union has declined the endorsement of the deal in the past even after Sh9.3 billion was given to them to settle teachers’ house, hardship and leave allowances. The Union insist that the salary component must be included in any deal.