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Knut row deepens after judge rules Sossion boss

Justice Maureen Onyango of the Employment and Labour Relations Court, said there was no evidence that the changes, removing Mr Sossion from the helm of the union, were effected before she made orders barring his removal. Consequently, the judge extended orders, stopping the removal of Mr Sossion.Earlier in the morning, Mr Sossion, through lawyer Jackson Awele, told the court that those opposed to his leadership had disregarded court orders and purported to suspend him from office.

Embattled Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) secretary-general Wilson Sossion is still the boss, a judge ruled yesterday, deepening the controversy surrounding the giant union’s leadership. Justice Maureen Onyango of the Employment and Labour Relations Court, said there was no evidence that the changes, removing Mr Sossion from the helm of the union, were effected before she made orders barring his removal.Consequently, the judge extended orders, stopping the removal of Mr Sossion.

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Earlier in the morning, Mr Sossion, through lawyer Jackson Awele, told the court that those opposed to his leadership had disregarded court orders and purported to suspend him from office.Mr Awele said some officials had already removed Mr Sossion as a signatory to bank accounts and denied him access to his office at Knut House. The Registrar of Trade Unions Elizabeth Gicheha and acting Knut secretary-general Hesbon Otieno said Mr Sossion, who is also a Nominated MP, had already been de-registered, when they were served with the court order. Ms Gicheha said Mr Sossion was suspended from office, pending disciplinary action.Justice Onyango directed the parties to appear before her on May 28.

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