Knut Secretary General whi is also a nominated member of parliament Hon Wilson Sossion was on Monday locked out of his Nairobi office by people he said were goons hired by his colleagues.
Hon Sossion was blocked by 10 private guards/bouncers who told him that they had been given strict instructions not to allow him access
Hon Sossion pleaded with the men in front of journalists but they could none of it although he was complying with a court order that lifted his suspension ahead of an inter-parties hearing on May 10.
“I want Kenyan teachers to see the goons hired by my colleagues whom I have, over the years, helped get the positions they have now. They are not attached to any security firm and do not look like security personnel,” he said.
Sossion pointed the finger at acting Chairman Wycliffe Omucheyi and acting SG Hesbon Otieno.
“This is a slap on the Judiciary,” he said.
“It is evident that the labour movement in this country is under attack through such conspiracies. I am not surprised by this … it is betrayal from within but I will not leave because only the teachers who voted for me have the powers to remove me.”
He added: “Teachers across the country are suffering because of the money policies that have been introduced through contracts and appraisals. Kenyan teachers are the lowest paid public servants.”
The SG, however, dismissed claims that he has been at logger heads with the union’s National Executive Council.
“Over 140 delegates endorsed my service until 2021.Only a few individuals within the NEC are being used by the government, through the Teachers Service Commission, to fight me.”
Sossion said he will, therefore, seek court redress on the contempt.
Regarding mass transfer of teachers, he said the position he took against delocalisation is what attracted wars for his ouster.