Wilson Sossion

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Wilson Sossion said : “The government, Unesco and WHO have all called for preservation of wages. Teachers will continue to earn their salaries since the code of regulations puts them on duty throughout unless a teacher has written leave of absence,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 10, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Government and development partners should come up with financing requirements to address the impact of Covid-19 on education and invest in strengthening education systems for recovery and resilience,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 10, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This is not a political or an academic matter, it is all about a medical matter and for once I am happy that as a country we have listened to our doctors,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Secretary General ) : “The issues raised by LSK are pertinent but as a union, we wish to let the government through the Attorney General respond to the matter first,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The commission needs to start preparing teachers emotionally, psychologically and professionally on how to deal with Covid-19 and possible stigma associated with the pandemic,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This is inconsistent with the Covid-19 reality of social distancing protocol and related mitigation measures hence needs to be reviewed,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This arrangement will have to change depending on the availability of teachers in each school and how classrooms will be configured in the wake of Covid-19,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “There will be a great deal of human rights abuses if the process of school resumption is mishandled for reasons best known to the policy makers,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We would rather have all our children stay at home safe and alive and repeat a year instead of forcing them to schools so that they can die,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We would rather have all our children staying at home, safe and alive and repeating a year rather than sending them to school to die. The world will not come to an end if we suspend certain matters,” “The national exams, KCPE and KCSE, are not a ticket to heaven. They can be postponed to a suitable time when the syllabus shall have been covered and when the curve shall have been flattened” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “We’ve heard of people talking about Form 4 and Class 8 reopening. These are human beings; the world will not come to an end. Children can repeat a class, better save lives first. Even if the exams are pushed to November 2021, if we can evade death, let’s do so,” “Nobody in this country should gamble with the lives of learners and teachers. For now, open bars and test social distancing. KCPE and KCSE are not a ticket to heaven” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The voice and views of teachers will be missing in any decisions made and may not bind our membership,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 22, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Secretary General ) : “The Cabinet Secretary cannot purport to implement competency-based curriculum through a task force which excludes participation of teachers and includes non-professionals in education,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Out seat in the Prof Fatuma Chege CBC task force and Dr Sarah Ruto committee is a constitutional right and not a favour,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated : “The school boards supported by the technical teams should be prepared to address logistical nightmares when schools reopen,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers and the school management should known in advance that the intervening period will be stressful, and some children will be much more sensitive that others to change, but with time they will adjust,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “To be successful, Covid-19 responses need to be developed with the full involvement of teachers and their representative organisations,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “More resources are required for this particular budget and the government alone cannot manage the challenge,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The syllabus is as good as done in most schools; what is remaining is revision and preparing students for the examinations,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 24, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Learners should be encouraged to be champions of hygiene in their homes to help prevention at home. All schools must be champions of campaigns in fighting the Covid-19 outbreak,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “It is in this regard that we urge you to swiftly step in, put to order the illegal payroll activities at the TSC and ensure that all payments to teachers are backdated to July 2019 and are integrated into the payroll of March 2020 since Parliament and the National Treasury have appropriated the funds in the 2019/2020 budget,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This should have happened five years ago. It will help in improving quality of teaching and in budget allocation for the education sector,” External link

nation-ke Friday, March 6, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is wrong for TSC to interpret the ruling in a manner that would hurt teachers,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 2, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Affirmative action should be the way forward in ending the perennial teacher shortage in these areas,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “As an immediate measure to curb the current crisis in the region, we demand that the students are recalled, in-serviced and posted to institutions,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This has adversely affected the security and welfare of teachers hence diminished their performance and general productivity,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “BBI will promote education in pastoral communities such as Garissa, Wajir and Mandera for children from the regions to access education just like those from other regions,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Schools in Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties have never had teachers for the last six years,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “There were a lot of conflicts in the last general election. We should complete the BBI process and go for a referendum,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The union strongly feels that the TPD programmes will alter the terms and conditions of service for our members; hence, Knut should be fully engaged prior to rolling out the programmes,” External link

nation-ke Friday, February 21, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The union strongly feels that the programmes will alter the terms and conditions of service for our members, hence Knut should be engaged fully prior to rolling out the programmes,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “In the same vein, we will not allow TSC to get away with bad policies,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The commission in defiance of the law has again unilaterally contracted four educational institutions which will train teachers at a mandatory Sh6,000 fee for a single attendance , and the teacher has to train five times during his or her teaching career,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We were not involved in development of the TPD modules which the commission has planned to roll out in April. The commission, for unexplained reasons, has continued to mislead the public that it engaged all stake holders,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Unless they form a committee that will explore and come up with a report that will probe the safety of our schools, we shall continue losing our children to these tragedies," External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated : “The great work of Mzee Moi in education is indelible; ranging from free milk that saw increased enrollment in schools, school inspection system and quality assurance system in the country,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Don’t tell us our children died of suffocation. This was negligence from the Education Ministry that has brought congestion in schools due to the 100 per cent transition policy without proper legal framework in place,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We demand that quality assurance and standards committee be constituted and should be able to provide reports every year. We also want school infrastructure to be enhanced in terms of funding through the counties to cater for 100 per cent transistion,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 7, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "These students' death was caused by congestion out of the negligence of the Ministry of Education of not guiding the school property," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 7, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "That is the responsibility of a minister. The law is clear, that the Ministry of Education should establish Education, Standards and Quality Assurance Committee," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 7, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Without those reports, and if another tragedy occurs in the country such as what happened in Kakamega, we will paralyse learning activities," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 7, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Before we urge teachers to move out, can we have an urgent meeting? Every time we raise this issue, we have never had the ministry or the TSC convene a meeting. It has been a cat-and-mouse game, which has seen teachers vacate," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The Ministry must discuss the security of teachers and students in our institutions and assure Kenyans that schools are safe for learning ... We have in the past been assured of protection and action but the killings have continued,” External link

nation-ke Friday, January 17, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Before we urge teachers to move out, can we have an urgent meeting. Every time we raise this issue we've never had the ministry nor TSC convening a meeting. It has been a game of cat and mouse which has seen teachers vacate," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are telling teachers that no-one will protect you apart from yourselves. An injury to one is an injury to all," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “We hereby write to request you to urgently convene a meeting between the Kenya National Union of Teachers, the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission to discuss the emerging trend of insecurity of teachers, which is threatening to dismantle the morale of the teaching force,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are telling teachers that no one will protect you apart from yourselves. An injury to one is an injury to all," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are telling teachers that no one will protect you apart from yourselves. An injury to one is an injury to all," External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 13, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This has seriously affected service delivery within the teaching force, resulting to poor academic performance in some schools,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is entirely the duty for teachers to select textbooks for learners, not any other authority,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We could not hold the 62nd annual delegates conference for lack of funds,” External link

nation-ke Friday, December 27, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We want the meeting to be called before Christmas in order to iron out industrial relations matters in readiness for a peaceful 2020,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “A mathematic book for Grade 3 at Nairobi Primary cannot be the same as for a primary school in rural Wajir because learners are at different levels,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : "With a failure to improve infrastructure and employ more teachers, the quality of education will be compromised," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "TSC is fighting a war it cannot win" External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "This is sustained war that is uncalled for. It is being waged by the chair and CEO of TSC. They are waging a war that we do not understand. TSC convenes meetings to invite members to pull out of the union. Knut will not be dismantled. That is the imagination of individuals at TSC," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We wish to state that in the Third Term we are desirous of good industrial relations and normalcy to enable us focus on national examinations as well as the Kenyan child as a central agenda,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut remains totally committed to normal industrial relations and we shall always endeavour to strengthen our relations with TSC to ensure goodwill and warm industrial relations,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The deregistration as a teacher changes nothing,” External link

nation-ke Friday, November 1, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "It is practically impossible to have the ADC in December as requested by a section of our branch members. We, therefore, postpone the ADC indefinitely," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We wish not to fight with the employer over this. We are in the process of building bridges and avoiding fights. We are, however, in talks with TSC so that they can reinstate the full Knut register,” External link

tuko Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We wish not to fight with the employer over this. We are in the process of building bridges and avoiding fights. We are, however, in talks with TSC so that they can reinstate the full Knut register,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “For them Knut must be a yes union with no bargaining power. Strike the shepherd and scatter the sheep then feast on them one by one,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about George Magoha ) : “It is a shame that lives of children are at great risk in several unauthorised private schools. For this one, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha should take responsibility and resign,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “For them Knut must be a yes union with no bargaining power. Strike the shepherd and scatter the sheep then feast on them one by one,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut is [neither] at war with anyone nor with itself. We all interact well. It is the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) which is the biggest stumbling block here. It is not Sossion. I think we made a big mistake as a country to create an independent and constitutional commission without the representation of the key stakeholders, who are teachers, to run it,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is a liaison between TSC and the Ministry to starve the union of resources partly because our strong stand on the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) is always perceived as a fight against a government project,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “There are political leaders in this country afraid of a powerful trade union, and we want to tell them to let trade unions be. They now think that removing Sossion, they will kill Kut. Sossion is just but an individual, he will go when his time is up, but the union will remain,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut shall not be used to validate an illegal policy whose development is surrounded in mystery,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “They have no authority to commit the union in any way whatsoever. It is the secretary-general who can commit the union and make pronouncements,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “They have no authority to commit the union in any way whatsoever. It is the secretary-general who can commit the union and make pronouncements,” External link

nation-ke Friday, September 6, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "This is a country governed by the rule of law. The union should respect the court orders," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This is the end of sideshows. Let's now get down and work to improve teachers welfare, the union is big enough to accommodate all of us,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion asserted : “The court order stopped the NEC meeting and any other meeting,” External link

nation-ke Monday, September 2, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “There are political leaders in this country afraid of a powerful trade union, and we want to tell them to let trade unions be. They now think that removing Sossion, they will kill Kut. Sossion is just but an individual, he will go when his time is up, but the union will remain,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut shall not be used to validate an illegal policy whose development is surrounded in mystery,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “In the phase two of the salary increment, our members were denied their rightful Sh10,000 increment which they were told would only be released once they left Knut. Sadly, this was their rightful dues from the Collective Bargaining (CBA) agreement which we bargained and duly signed on their behalf,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “It should be remembered that in 2009, it is President Kenyatta and myself who unlocked the teachers’ salary stalemate amicably, and the same happened in 2011 when we terminated employment of teachers on contract,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “I cannot fight the President as I do not have the means or the interest. In any event, I am the only one in this country who can tell the President without fear of repercussions when and where things are going wrong. Apparently, many people do not like to tell the President the truth,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “I have no personal issue with the NEC members who purport to have kicked me out of the union leadership in total disregard to the existing court orders, which they were duly served with alongside the Registrar of Trade Unions who is also in contempt of court by registering the officials as bona fide leaders of the union,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut remains the union of choice for the teachers of Kenya and so far the figures we are being treated to out there are pure lies,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Take notice that unless the change of officers is removed and/or withdrawn, we shall move to court to cite you [Registrar of Trade Unions] for contempt," External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 30, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “Those thinking they can push me out of Knut through street decisions will not succeed. I’m not quitting my position because I’m legally elected and I can only be removed through an election,” External link

nation-ke Friday, August 30, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “On 26 august after I issued the postponement notice of the meeting, the council members took to social media and made phone calls threatening, intimidating and harassing me with threats of proceeding with the meeting so they can unlawfully oust me from the position of secretary general,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “Despite demand to the respondents to restrain from their threats and intimidation they are adamant to proceed on with their meeting. If the meeting is allowed to continue there is a likelihood of chaos and destruction of union property and exposure to risk including my possible unlawful removal from office,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “As we were working towards the scheduled meetings administrative issues groped up leading to the postponement of the meeting,” External link

tuko Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion warned ( about Commission ) : “I will not go anywhere, leave matters of trade union alone, we shall continue demanding teachers dues until you (Teachers Service Commission) comply with the court ruling,” External link

tuko Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : “There was no meeting. Union meetings are convened by the secretary-general. The only meeting I know of is the National Executive Council’s (NEC) slated for August 29,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This thing is being blown out of proportion. I was away and have just got back to the office. I have been told that there were visitors here. There was no meeting, those were just visitors and there is nothing wrong with having people visit,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are not on the list and there is no badge so we can't attend!" External link

nation-ke Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We must deal with this rogue commission. It has failed to champion the rights and welfare of teachers for which it was created. It is only preoccupied with dividing the teachers and perfecting discrimination," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “I want to declare here and now that as a union we will not allow the commission to go away with the teachers' penny,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 12, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We must deal with this rogue commission. It has failed to champion the rights and welfare of teachers for which it was created. It is only preoccupied with dividing the teachers and perfecting discriminatory tendencies," External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “If things don’t change, we shall call you (press) daily...TSC you have an opportunity to correct this mess. Which teacher will resume duty in September when his/her salary has been cut, tell me, that’s warning is enough,” External link

tuko Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “If the career progression guidelines were brought into effect illegally without consultation on May 2, 2018, how does it affect a CBA that was negotiated in 2016 under the environment of the code of regulations and schemes of service,” External link

tuko Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We want the teachers to read in between the lines and determine who between the employer and the union is telling the truth,” External link

nation-ke Monday, August 5, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “whom did they consult as per the CBA?” External link

nation-ke Monday, August 5, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "It is unfair for TSC to vent their bitterness through the payroll... teachers are not street or casual employees. There are clear guidelines," External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 5, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The commission has grown horns but it is only a matter of time before we de-horn it,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Building Bridges ) : “Knut has forwarded to the Building Bridges Initiative the realignment of the TSC to domicile it at the Ministry of Education and the creation of a completely different regulator for teachers regulated by teachers,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It should be noted that majority of these teachers have invested heavily to acquire academic and professional qualifications,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is wrong for TSC to interpret the ruling in a manner that would hurt teachers,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The deregistration as a teacher changes nothing,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "I am in the list as a registered teacher. TSC merely terminated my employment with them as they do to anyone seeking elective public positions," External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 27, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Many of us in elective union positions have terminated our employment with TSC by resigning or retiring but continue to retain union offices," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Following the July 12 court ruling, which cleared all outstanding issues between us and you, we hereby write to ask you to urgently convene a meeting to discuss as regards teacher promotions, redeployment of union officials who had been transferred to schools outside their branches, performance appraisal tools and teacher professional development programme among other issues as directed by the Employment and Labour Relations Court,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We will be in those forums to tell the country that the new curriculum is not working unless we follow the right procedures,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 15, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut is ready to sit with TSC and discuss how to fully implement the orders of the court with regard to promotion of teachers, redeployment of union officials who had been transferred to schools outside their branches, and all the other issues as directed by the judge,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 15, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “All the Knut branch officials who were identified, marked, and maliciously transferred by TSC should be immediately redeployed to schools within their branches,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 15, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut is ready to sit with the teachers’ employer to customise any good provisions to the scheme of service,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 15, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : “Nowhere in the judgment does it state that the CBA is dead. In fact we are asking TSC to move with speed and implement the court decision. The ruling makes it easier for the implementation of the CBA,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “TSC should not look for excuses of not implementing the third phase of the CBA,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are ready to immediately engage with TSC on the implementation of the promotions and other related issues as directed by the court. We want the teachers’ employer to set up a meeting as soon as Monday to discuss how to proceed with the matter,” “From here, we will not take any sideshows by the commission including the information we have of their contemplating to move to court. We do not want to run the teachers’ affairs through law courts any more as the issues have been settled through the labour court,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The said teachers asked Knut to allow them to withdraw from the case and have the matter solved by TSC and we allowed them to,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “How will you know parents who can pay fees and those who cannot pay? It is a tall order. Go back and protect schools because paying fees is an obligation,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are not going to run the saccos on a day-to-day basis, we must know what is happening and we are saying they must deliver,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers who deserve promotions ought to be moved and it is not a favour we are asking for,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “How will you know parents who can pay fees and those who cannot pay? It is a tall order. Go back and protect schools because paying fees is an obligation,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 28, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It has come to our notice that the TSC has illegally executed check-off deductions of Sh200 per female teacher from 58,000 teachers who did not at all authorise their deductions,” External link

kenyan-post Friday, June 21, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It has come to our notice that the TSC has illegally executed check-off deductions of Sh200 per female teacher from 58,000 teachers who did not at all authorise their deductions,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We do not support the CBC and so there is nothing to debate about,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We can’t pretend to move on in the education sector while the entire system is in shambles. A plan to replace BEd with something else is related to the CBC (competency based curriculum), which we have issues with in the first place,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We hereby ask all the executive secretaries to ensure full attendance by members of the NAC. And for the avoidance of doubt, the chairmen, executive secretaries, treasurers and women representatives are members of Advisory Council,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 7, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have been notified of the government’s intention and willingness to engage with us on the new curriculum,” “We wish to state that, as a union, we never opposed curriculum reforms and review, but the right things must be done” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Any person who holds views and aspirations contrary to the union’s vision, mission and constitution should quit Knut forthwith,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are prepared to engage the ministry and government and will continue to speak the truth until we have a product that is acceptable to the children of Kenya,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Let it be known that we have never and will never be opposed to reform or review of any curriculum in this country but where things are done wrong, we shall point it out,” External link

tuko Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The new curriculum requires small size classes and at least three teachers per class which Kenya cannot afford presently because of shortage of teachers, if the CBC is implemented before such issues are addressed then it will fail,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The Ministry of Education has no other choice but to fast track the process of legalizing the process. Gazetting the commission to handle the curriculum reform exercise and also meet with the national education conference so as to receive a report on the piloting which will inform to either roll out the new curriculum or not,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion insisted : “All public schools must have adequate infrastructure to accommodate the increased number of learners to deliver CBC, and teachers must be adequately trained on the new curriculum,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “All public schools must have adequate infrastructure to accommodate the increased number of learners to deliver the CBC, and teachers must be adequately trained on the new curriculum,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 31, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “There is a global trend emerging which claim that too much presence of teachers in classrooms interferes with the learning and exploration of the child and therefore their roles must be reduced,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Those who have been training them (teachers) do not understand the curriculum, so most of them are just doing guesswork,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “When a curriculum is changed in schools, the import is that for eight straight years, the publishers and booksellers are in business for that period, raking in billions of shillings as the old books are discarded for new ones,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “Most letters charge teachers either with absenteeism, insubordination or incitement. This is simply not true,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion argued : “Nevertheless, the TSC went ahead and conducted countrywide training sessions where head teachers and three other nominated teachers from each school would be trained on the same,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated : "We are fighting it to the end. If you want war then we are ready to go full force... We hereby direct all our members to revert to teach using the outcome-based curriculum and forget about the new curriculum," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 17, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are not flower girls to be called and cheer a document that has been prepared by a few ministry officials and brainwashed stakeholders," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 17, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Private schools are eating from a big spoon and will benefit from the rollout of the new curriculum because they know public schools lack the infrastructure to implement," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 17, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about George Magoha ) : "I should tell Magoha that what he is pushing is dead on arrival. If you want war then we are ready to go full force," "We hereby direct all our members to revert to teach using the outcome based curriculum and forget about the new curriculum" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "If we get it wrong, then we are going to destroy the lives of many children will be destroyed and we have to remain vigilant and bold when there are gaps," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We see very far the devil is in the details and we will not support a curriculum that will destroy the lives of children of 'Wanjiku'," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : "We will not buy this idea as a union. The purpose of teacher training colleges is to produce a wholesome teacher ready to work after completing their study," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “If we do not succeed on Tuesday at Jogoo House, National Executive Council and the advisory council prepare yourself. We shall call all of you out for a strike. That is the only weapon left for teachers,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 13, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “This process (CBC) was rejected by teachers in the United States of America, United Kingdom and other African countries including South Africa. Why is Kenyan government so keen on implementing it in the name of securing a legacy for President Uhuru Kenyatta?” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 13, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We demand that the suspension letters to the 160 teachers including a number of Knut executive secretaries and branch chairmen be withdrawn. We are not going to negotiate until the demands are met, failure to which, we shall take an industrial action,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 13, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion amesema : “Hatua hiyo ni kero kwa waalimu wote. Tutachukua msimamo mkali sana dhidi ya TSC kwani hatua hiyo kwa waalimu ni ya kipekee tangu 1957,” External link

tuko Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion amesema : “Mgomo tutakaoufanya hautakuwa wa kawaida, hatua ya TSC ni mpango wa kuuzima muungano wetu usiwe na sauti kwenye maswala tata,” External link

tuko Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “An injury to one is an injury to all. This is a matter that we are going to take a very stern action against TSC. It is an act of provocation on the union since its inception in 1957,” External link

tuko Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The national government should adopt fully innovative competency approaches already tried and tested in literacy and numeracy globally. Benchmarking should be done in specific countries with impeccable education histories,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 4, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion says ( about Commission ) : “Worth noting, there is no statutory instruments to anchor the exercise, no Commission gazetted to manage the process, and the exercise is in total contravention of Public Participation Act (2018),” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 3, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “Knut would not support the implementation of CBC because the implementers of the curriculum (teachers) lack the technical know-how of CBC as the Trainers of Trainers (TOTs) lack the prerequisite skills and competencies to interpret CBC designs,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 3, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion states : “This is because the implementation of CBC requires small class sizes as per UNESCO recommended standards for personalised learning, which means more classrooms, libraries, workshops, computer rooms and more schools have to be constructed. Most public schools lack infrastructures, at least three teachers per class are required which Kenya cannot afford presently because of acute shortage of teachers. Kenya faces perpetual shortage of teachers, hence CBC would be a nightmare if introduced. There is no feasible plan to recruit more teachers,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 3, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “The National Government should adopt fully innovative competency approaches already tried and tested in literacy and numeracy globally. Benchmarking should be done in specific countries with impeccable education history,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 3, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Private institutions are doing business using children, and we will not allow foreign investors to come to Kenya to do such business. The government should channel its resources to public schools,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : "Knut represents a big number of teachers who teach in secondary schools.. claims that we will lose membership are ill informed and a plan to divert attention from the real issues," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We reject any attempts by the government to use force to have teachers in class,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : "Hamna kizuri kitakachopatikana katika mafunzo haya. Ni kwa nini tuhudhurie mafunzo ambayo hayana maana? Kuanzia sasa walimu ni lazima kuepukana na mafunzo ya CBC ama kufundisha, mchakato mzima unaweza kuidhinishwa tu baada ya umma kuhusishwa," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : "Hakuna kizuri kitakachopatikana katika mafunzo haya. Ni kwa nini tuhudhurie mafunzo ambayo hayana maana? Kuanzia sasa walimu ni lazima kuepukana na mafunzo ya CBC ama kufundisha, mchakato mzima unaweza kuidhinishwa tu baada ya umma kuhusishwa," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "There will be no meaningful results out of this training. Why should we attend trainings that do not make sense? From this point on teachers should avoid CBC training or teaching, the whole process can only be sanitised through public participation," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "There will be no meaningful results out of this training. Why should we attend trainings that do not make sense? From this point on teachers should avoid CBC training or teaching, the whole process can only be sanitised through public participation," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Trainers, teachers and facilitators are still incompetent in the delivery of CBC approach to teachers and learners……as teachers we are not going to cheat the public that we are teaching….we are not…we don’t have the capacity…,” External link

kenya-today Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The law requires that in an exercise of such magnitude must have guidelines and a gazetted commission to anchor the entire process. Besides, the due process of reforming the content of the curriculum was never followed to the letter, hence making the entire exercise illegal” External link

nation-ke Monday, April 22, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about The UK ) : “It is important for our members to note that their counterparts elsewhere in the world have successfully boycotted this system. The US teachers have successfully resisted it three times. The UK teachers have rejected it. It failed in South Africa because teachers boycotted training,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Give teachers a salary rise of nine per cent straight and revise the CBA and we will roll it out,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Killing of school going children or even taking human life unlawfully like what has happened is nothing but criminal that requires special attention,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, April 2, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : “That is why they are reluctant to stop the programme since they have made some financial commitment. We cannot experiment with our children. Don’t go for any training in the month of April, switch off your phones and go on holiday,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are not opposed to new curriculum but we want the right things to be done," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Sadly, the people glorified by the voters in this country and the society as a whole are those who thrive in corruption. They loot public coffers and dish out handouts to voters,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have to relook at the process of deploying teachers in schools to ensure equality. Some schools have less teachers, others have more,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, March 2, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have teachers who have served in one grade for close to 15 years. We cannot allow this to continue,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, February 23, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “There is that teachers' professional development module that is being developed which they want to force teachers to pay every month Sh500 from their earnings... a salary is negotiated,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “If you want a war that has never been seen in this country, take away the promotional rights of teachers. TSC should not try, they have an opportunity right now so that we can agree,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This will arguably enhance national stability by expanding tribal and regional representation in the Executive arm. Under this arrangement, election rigging will be a thing of the past as a whittled-down presidency would no longer be so attractive,” External link

kenya-today Friday, February 1, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "There is a culture of violence against teachers in Kenya which needs to be dealt with. L ack of proper ways of punishing students in school after the government abolished corporal punishment is also to blame," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 1, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This will arguably enhance national stability by expanding tribal and regional representation in the Executive arm. Under this arrangement, election rigging will be a thing of the past as a whittled-down presidency would no longer be so attractive,” External link

tuko Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Kofi Annan ) : “Kofi Annan, who successfully mediated our 2007 post-election violence crisis, gave us the formula for sharing power which we lost at the drafting of the current constitution,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is perturbing and quite distressing to find that a student is policing his/her mentor using government documents. This is a grave issue that needs to be addressed to restore the integrity of the teaching profession and the dignity of teachers,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The issue of promotion must be addressed and there is no two-way about it,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have teachers who have served in one grade for close to 15 years. We cannot allow this to continue at all,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Cases of teacher assault in the recent past have also been reported at Chalbi High School in Marsabit, Kirimon Primary in Samburu, Maeto Primary in Kuria West, Matioli Primary in Kakamega East, Toniok Girls' Secondary in Eldama ravine, Arabia Secondary in Mandera and Qarsa Primary in Wajir ,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “In all these cases, teachers met afflictions and humiliation while attempting to dispense discipline to learners. If students can plan and execute the murder of their teacher, it means no teacher is safe in the school environment,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We cannot do it alone as Knut, we must do it within this arrangement. Checking and regulating fair labour practices will be highly strengthened, Knut has been struggling alone without standing on any labour centre,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “I categorically state that whether through negotiations for better salaries and enhanced terms of employment or through tough measures such as court action or teachers’ strikes, Knut has shaped relations between the TSC and teachers. As we partner with Cotu, Knut will continue pushing workers’ agenda through the same course,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “We cannot go it alone as Knut and we must work within this arrangement. Checking and regulating fair labour practices will highly strengthen Knut, which has been struggling alone,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We will fight for the rights of workers in this country," External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We cannot talk of quality education when schools have a serious shortage of teachers,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are in the final stages of filing a comprehensive report on delocalisation. We will use this to build our case,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : “What we want is the law to be followed in regards to handling children. Their rights should not be violated,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 4, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : “Tume imechukua hatua za hila mbaya. Tunapokuja kwa upatanisho, wanaanza kutuchezea shere,” External link

tuko Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : “Tunalalamikia kutatizwa kwa familia za walimu kutokana na uhamisho. Hatuwezi kuwazia walimu wakipoteza familia zao,” External link

tuko Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : “Tunasusia kazi kupinga kupokonywa kwa haki za walimu kupandishwa cheo kulingana na utendakazi wao, huduma ya muda mrefu na kufuzu kielimu. Tume ya kuwaajiri walimu inayakana hayo na hatuwezi kuwaacha wakiuke maswala hayo,” External link

tuko Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “We are happy with the court's ruling; we will instead go back to the conciliation meeting with Teacher Service Commission (TSC) as ordered by the court,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers have in the past gone on strike even when there are court orders. The mood of teachers is known. We will not make straight comments on what we have not seen and have not heard,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “TSC cannot use court to defend its dictatorship. We respect court orders but teachers cannot be bullied by a dictatorial employer,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : “Tulishangaa kufika kwenye mkutano uliosusiwa kwa makusudi na mwajiri wetu,” External link

tuko Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion alilalamika : “Tume imechukua hatua za hila mbaya. Tunapokuja kwa upatanisho, wanaanza kutuchezea shere,” External link

tuko Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We showed up for the meeting and the conciliation committee was also shocked that the employer did not turn up,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “There is no strike that has taken place in this country without court orders. Court orders don’t stop employees from going on strike. We are going to start the biggest strike ever tomorrow,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Promotion of teachers is non-negotiable. TSC has the names of the teachers who should be promoted. It cannot continue to consume billions of taxpayer's shillings and fail to promote teachers,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Let us meet in court but we will not take part in the performance contracting where teachers spend more time out of class filling forms. We will continue using the pedagogical skills we have to teach as we engage in continuous capacity building,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion asked : "We have been committed to this process from inception. But where is the employer? Where is the honesty of the employer?" External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We want teachers whom are present and happy in every classroom to deliver quality teaching and to that we are not backing out. We will continue exercising our entitlement in the constitution and human right,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers have in the past gone on strike even when there are court orders. The mood of teachers is known. We will not make straight comments on what we have not seen and have not heard,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “TSC cannot use court to defend its dictatorship. We respect court orders but teachers cannot be bullied by a dictatorial employer,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are protesting disruption of teaching service and families through the irregular policy of delocalisation and transfers. We cannot contemplate teachers losing their families," External link

tuko Monday, December 31, 2018 8:17:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Further, bring to the attention of every member that the strike action commences exactly on the opening date of the new term. No teacher should report for the new school term until the strike is called off formally by the secretary general through a vote of the National Executive Council (NEC), as provided for in our constitution,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 31, 2018 12:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The issues were deliberated exhaustively by the ADC, whose decisions are supreme, final and binding to all members of Knut. For avoidance of doubt, the issues are teacher promotions, delocalisation/transfers, performance contracting system and teacher professional development modules,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 31, 2018 12:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The issues in dispute have grown beyond bipartite meetings because of the bad faith by TSC. A resolution at the 61st Annual Delegates Conference (ADC), which is the supreme decision making organ, has voted for the strike action,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 31, 2018 12:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have had a long engagement with the team from the Ministry of Labour. We really don’t have any good news for Kenyans and the children of Kenya. We have made our oral submissions to them,” External link

tuko Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “TSC must suspend forthwith the purported transfer and handing over of teachers as a precondition to further dialogue with us. Delocolisation has been done without consultation. TSC was clearly instructed to stop what it’s doing. Papers have been exchanged but the hearts of teachers are still unmoved. This action by TSC constitutes abuse of office and defiance to the head of state. We are withdrawing labour to protest disruption of families through irregular policy of delocalisation,” External link

tuko Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion informed : “TSC historically has demonstrated blatant disrespect in past on conciliators appointed by your office. Last year, you appointed a Mr Maneno to conciliate on the same issues before you but TSC out-rightly rubbished the process. Therefore it is a matter that has progressed beyond any conciliation,” External link

tuko Friday, December 28, 2018 5:54:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Last year on March 18, you appointed one Mrs Maneno to conciliate on the same issues before you but TSC outright rubbished the process,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 24, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We demand immediate stoppage of the massive delocalisation of all 3,094 teachers countrywide as a precondition of any engagement with us,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 24, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “Further, note that we did not register a trade dispute to warrant a conciliator. We have issued a strike notice,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 24, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Last year on March 18, you appointed one Mrs Maneno to conciliate on the same issues before you but TSC outright rubbished the process,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:26:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We demand immediate stoppage of the massive delocalisation of all 3,094 teachers countrywide as a precondition of any engagement with us,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:26:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “Further, note that we did not register a trade dispute to warrant a conciliator. We have issued a strike notice,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:26:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have every legal and constitutional right to proceed on a protected strike,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:26:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The commission should have listened to and addressed teachers’ concerns to ensure industrial harmony and peace,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers have been left without any form of regulation to protect or guide professional development, career progression, job security, and general well-being,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “The commission has contravened the Constitution of Kenya as regards fair and just treatment of workers, and even disobeyed President Kenyatta, who directed the revision of the teacher delocalisation policy,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This also constitutes abuse of office aimed at bullying teachers and defeating the directive of the Head of State,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : “Circulars and internal memos which contradict the Code of Regulations for Teachers, the CBA, the TSC Act, the Labour Relations Act, and the Public Participation Act, among other statutes, are now the norm at the commission’s headquarters,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We hereby issue a clear notice to TSC that we will resort to industrial action with effect from January,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:59:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The TSC should withdraw this policy because it contravenes the CBA that requires parties to consult. They must also stop harassing, intimidating and victimising teachers,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:32:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We have authoritatively established that the transfers have not been approved. TSC is wallowing in deep confusion and mishandling of teachers of the Republic of Kenya," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:04:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : “Tunapinga kutatizwa kwa huduma za walimu kufundisha pamoja na familia zao kutokana na uhamisho wa walimu. Hatuwezi kufikiria walimu wakizipoteza familia zao,” External link

tuko Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion aliongeza : “Tunagoma kulalamikia walimu kupokonywa haki zao za kupandishwa vyeo kwa misingi ya elimu, huduma ya muda mrefu na utendakazi. Tume ya kuwaajiri walimu imekana hali halisi na hatuwezi kukwepa ukiukaji huu wa haki,” External link

tuko Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alitangaza : “Walimu hawatarejea shuleni hadi pale maswala tata yatakapotatuliwa na kuturidhisha,” External link

tuko Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The President's directive ought to be respected and complied with,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The delegates therefore rejected the 1.5 per cent Housing Scheme deductions and the 7.5 per cent Pension Superannuation unless the CBA is revised,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:11:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The delegates therefore rejected the 1.5 per cent Housing Scheme deductions and the 7.5 per cent Pension Superannuation unless the CBA is revised,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We cannot talk of quality education when schools have a serious shortage of teachers,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:22:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Give teachers a salary rise of nineper cent straight and revise the CBA and we will roll it out,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:41:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Okay members, this is the principal secretary and he is here as a representative of the government and the message has been communicated," "However, it's only reasonable that we let him finish the last sentence only" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : "Rest assured that no one will touch your payslips," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Those talking about quality do not know what they are saying. The global standard is to have teachers from local communities teaching in those regions," External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “What can work must work. And what cannot work will not work,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "The entire process was being politically hurried as there was no needs assessment to look at the importance of the review process," External link

BBCMonitoring Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:32:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The entire process was being politically hurried as there was no needs assessment to look at the importance of the review process,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:15:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Calculations of teachers' pay in the three salary bands per grade shows after deductions of the housing allowance, teachers will take home less than a third of basic salary,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 10, 2018 12:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "The moment he (Rutto) jumped ship and decided to back Jubilee, he lost his political legacy," External link

kenyan-post Monday, September 11, 2017 1:36:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Why should anyone think that I should not be here? I'm ready to take oath. My name is no 325,” External link

kenyan-post Saturday, September 2, 2017 4:29:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion cited : "a lot of emerging issues and engagements" External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 25, 2017 7:05:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “This was never an item of discussion between Kenya National Union of Teachers and the Teachers Service Commission during the CBA negotiations which were concluded,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “An enemy has invaded out pay slips and we must stop everything first to deal with them,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are not ready to let our teachers die by distabilising their families. I think some people are too idle and are now experimenting on teachers. We will not allow it,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I take this early opportunity to thank my party leader Raila Odinga for picking me for the nomination list to Parliament, but I now want to urge him to withdraw me from the list and consider appointing another person because I have got other commitments to attend to,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "But after Kenyans decide their leadership then they command respect from the people and the nation must remain peaceful " External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 21, 2017 7:42:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We saw the doctors’ activities were criminalised and their leaders were jailed. It is NASA lawyers that went to court to help them,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 5, 2017 2:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “We have been forced to make a firm conclusion that in the election of 2017, we shall not be observers. We shall be active participants in our own rights and vote for Raila Odinga and all NASA candidates,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 5, 2017 2:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "As workers of this country, we cannot continue to suffer under Jubilee," "We have the numbers and on Tuesday we will vote for NASA" External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 4, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “For us to have quality education, we need more teachers so that those who are available are not overburdened,” External link

nation-ke Friday, August 4, 2017 5:23:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion added ( about Commission ) : “The Teachers Service Commission and the Ministry of Education shall then act on the recommendations of the Boards of Management. The reckless activities that we have witnessed including arraigning prefects in courts of law and arraigning teachers in courts of Law deeply injures the teaching profession irreparably,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : "But the Teachers Service Commission waited for us to withdraw our cases and sneaked back an appeal on the same issue, which is against the President's directive," External link

topix Friday, March 3, 2017 9:03:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Circulars that take away the constitutional rights of teachers are illegal and teachers of this country will reject such circulars,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:32:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “But the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) waited for us to withdraw our cases and sneaked back an appeal on the same issue, which is against the President’s directive,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:32:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We will admit those teachers to enjoy all their investments ranging from Saccos to benevolent funds. That is the role of the union. To safeguard the interests of the teachers and that is what we are doing,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, February 26, 2017 4:30:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "ECDE is one of the flagship projects of county governments and we, together with other education stakeholders, are giving it a keen interest hence the need by TSC to quickly ensure formal employment of the staff," External link

nation-ke Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We’re approaching all political parties as a labour centre in collaboration with other labour movements in this country. The TUC-K has developed a very comprehensive concept paper and questionnaire to all political parties on various issues because it has reached a time that we must scrutinise the manifestos of political parties because they affect us,” External link

capitalfm Friday, February 24, 2017 10:16:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion remarked ( about Commission ) : “It is only the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) that has complied on implementation of CBAs, the other have not,” External link

capitalfm Friday, February 24, 2017 10:16:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : “Rallies should be conducted outside schools during learning hours because it affects normal running of schools. In fact this is a rule that was introduced by the CS,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:28:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion wrote : “Further, we demand that your ministry ensures that at all times, funds are disbursed to schools before they open to allow the schools’ boards of management to procure goods and services for students,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:22:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It would have been good to start the piloting in January 2018 for it to take advantage of the entire school calendar,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:56:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We demand that the Government quickly calls for bipartisan discussions on the amended electoral law to avert impending mass action," "The amended electoral law should not be allowed to raise political temperatures in our country especially when we are facing elections in about seven months," External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:57:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Let Kenyans talk and decide because the children do not belong to us as individuals. They belong to this country. You are immobilizing, condemning and denying them access to opportunities that exist. In fact this exam is one of the biggest genocide of children. Let the executive arm of the government react to this, in any case, it is even a national security,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It was imposed on the markers,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 6, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers are not happy, children are not happy and parents are not happy. No one wants free marks. But we insist on the right process that is fair and transparent. We cannot celebrate an individual yet a generation is buried. We will seek alternative ways if we cannot be listened to,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 6, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have taken our time to interrogate the professional process of marking, a practice that Knec has engaged in for many years,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 6, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Whether IFMIS fails or not, teachers have to be paid their money and all third party deductions have to be paid by January 3rd as stipulated by the law,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 23, 2016 10:46:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "So far, 1,700 cases have been processed and forwarded to the Treasury, which is carrying out an audit," External link

allafrica Monday, December 12, 2016 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We would like to advise teachers to make informed decisions before getting into business with shylock-like microfinance institutions," External link

allafrica Monday, December 12, 2016 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "They should not be allowed to exploit children from poor households," External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:38:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "This exam was most secure and was released in good time so that instead of parents preparing for festivities, they will now be looking for ways to send their children to secondary schools next year," External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:25:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "SRC was not supposed to give figures to anything. All they had to do was place people in harmonised job groups. Now, it is up to the unions to place value to the groups by negotiating," External link

allafrica Monday, November 14, 2016 10:31:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "These academies should not be allowed to operate anywhere in third world countries," External link

allafrica Friday, November 11, 2016 2:16:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "These academies should not be allowed to operate anywhere in third world countries," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "These academies should not be allowed to operate anywhere in third world countries," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:10:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "It is sad that those accused are walking free and even repositioning themselves to run for other top positions," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:10:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "These academies should not be allowed to operate anywhere in third world countries," External link

trust2 Wednesday, November 9, 2016 10:59:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “I am ready for a new war because if the country sits back and does nothing, the corruption cartels will steal to the last coin. We are telling the nation to brace itself for a major teachers’ strike to force the government to employ more teachers,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “We are working on implementation of the Collective Bargain Agreement with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). We want the money paid in one phase especially for the 100,000 teachers who will benefit on the 40 per cent and below of the agreement,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “According to the Constitution, the registration of teachers, management and regulation is the work of the Teachers Service Commission. The issue of Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers is just assigned to the county governments,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Teachers will work hard in order to get promotions and that will create good competition in the teaching service," External link

allafrica Monday, October 31, 2016 12:28:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We propose that TSC hires 40,000 teachers next year and clears balance of 50,000 in 2018/2019 to address the deficit," External link

allafrica Monday, October 31, 2016 11:04:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : “This is a matter of law under Section 49(1) of the Labour Relations Act, which clearly states no one should benefit from a negotiated deal that they are not party to,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We had not invited the press for this meeting and we have nothing to say as of now," External link

standardmedia Monday, October 24, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We will not put our pens to a weak deal. We have told the employer as much," External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We briefed them and with their approval, we are ready to get the CBA that will have all components," External link

allafrica Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "They talked to us and they said they were in deep consultations. We agreed and allowed them," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:20:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Our members who will not be contracted by Knec should remain at home during the exams if they are not assigned other duties,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 10, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is in law that Knec has the mandate of ensuring exam papers get to the stations. Why is the government then telling teachers to do this job, yet they are not employed by Knec?” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 10, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "The meeting was good and there was total concurrence from both sides on the issue raised," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We had a very fruitful long meeting with Knec on the matter of the forthcoming exams, especially with respect to heads and principals collecting exam papers," External link

allafrica Monday, October 3, 2016 1:56:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "The meeting was good though we did not get a counteroffer as we had expected. We agreed to the commission's request for more time and we believe they will come with an offer," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:17:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : "We hope that in the spirit of Labour Relations Act, the TSC will make available all the necessary information to facilitate Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) talks," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We have dedicated all our energies on the talks and we hope if all goes well, and if the Government is serious, we should be able to sign a CBA by October 30," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Trade unionists will gang against bad leadership until the time Kenyans will realize change that they have yearned for decades," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 17, 2016 5:04:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Trade unionists will gang against bad leadership until the time Kenyans will realize change that they have yearned for decades,” External link

kenya-today Monday, September 12, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We must end this injustices against children with special needs that we have continued to perpetuate for years and accord them their right to education," External link

allafrica Friday, September 9, 2016 12:46:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We must end this injustices against children with special needs that we have continued to perpetuate for years and accord them their right to education,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:19:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “Nothing disturbs teachers more than hearing that school structures have been burned down. I wouldn’t even bear to visit a school where dormitories have been gutted by fire. Why would anyone then imagine teachers can be involved in this?” External link

msn-uk Friday, September 2, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated : "That is the Executive directive from government and so the implementing authorities should do their business. For us we deal with TSC in accordance with the law," "That is our employer so we are asking the employer that today is August 31 and they have exactly two months to clear with us so that we have a CBA in place and teachers should continue enjoying their benefits," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 1, 2016 4:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Out of the three million school-going children in Kenya, a huge fraction live with disability. We still have a lot of work to be done in this country," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:16:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated : “That is the Executive directive from government and so the implementing authorities should do their business. For us we deal with TSC in accordance with the law,” “That is our employer so we are asking the employer that today is August 31 and they have exactly two months to clear with us so that we have a CBA in place and teachers should continue enjoying their benefits,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, August 31, 2016 3:54:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “To say the truth which you all know, under the jubilee government poverty levels have increased. The ordinary mwananchi is suffering and its across board regardless of your tribe” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:14:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We will demand that our money be paid before the elections. If you don’t do it, we are not with you because we have been patient long enough. And we will not negotiate over that because you are either with us or not,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:26:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We will not accept to be reminded of our tribes in order to stop speaking the truth. This is because we want a quality life for all teachers and for all Kenyans,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:26:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The glaring pay disparities indicate that there is no need for more negotiations in regard to pay for teachers. TSC should correct the anomaly and if the government do not sign it, we will demand a 500 per cent pay increment which should be paid before the next election,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 10:01:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers have sacrificed a lot of ground for the good of the country and the CBA should be signed immediately. Accord teachers a reasonable pay to avert a standoff in schools come October,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 2:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The Jubilee government will not have any moral authority to ask teachers for their votes because they feel neglected for a long time. This government is not sensitive to the teachers’ plight,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 2:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The glaring pay disparities indicates that there is no need for more negotiations in regard to pay for teachers. TSC should correct the anomaly and if the government do not sign it, we will demand a 500 per cent pay increment which should be paid before the next election,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 2:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are telling the government to stick to the timeline. If it does not, I still have the whistle that I can blow,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “I still have the whistle to blow if the timelines are not met,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 11, 2016 12:03:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The ongoing negotiations for the 2017-2022 period set to be concluded in October must have a component of bigger teachers’ salary increase,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:08:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary-general20.45%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
secretary general37.69%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
general22.54%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
deputy0.19%EN08/08/201708/08/2017
leader0.19%EN07/30/201730/07/2017
secretary0.76%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
general secretary0.19%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
chairman10.80%EN06/18/201718/06/2017
boss0.95%EN06/07/201707/06/2017
secretary – general0.19%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
secretary-general of the kenya0.38%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
executive0.19%EN12/16/201616/12/2016
secretary general of the kenya1.14%EN11/11/201611/11/2016
secretary-general of the union0.38%EN06/22/201622/06/2016
secretary-general0.57%SA08/27/201427/08/2014
national chairman2.84%EN11/20/201320/11/2013
union chairman0.57%EN09/30/201330/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Wilson SossionEN87.99%
Wilson SossionPT11.82%
Wilson SossionFR0.19%


 
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Wilson Sossion said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “There are political leaders in this country afraid of a powerful trade union, and we want to tell them to let trade unions be. They now think that removing Sossion, they will kill Kut. Sossion is just but an individual, he will go when his time is up, but the union will remain,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “There are political leaders in this country afraid of a powerful trade union, and we want to tell them to let trade unions be. They now think that removing Sossion, they will kill Kut. Sossion is just but an individual, he will go when his time is up, but the union will remain,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “As Cotu, we acknowledge that Mr Sossion holds a valid and legitimate position in the leadership of Knut. Similarly, the [court] ruling does not in any way affect the position of secretary-general as he is a nominated MP and voted in by members of Knut,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “As Cotu, we wish to acknowledge that Mr Sossion holds a valid and legitimate position in the leadership of Knut. Equally, the ruling does not in any way affect the position of secretary general as he is an elected leaders nominated and voted in by members of Knut,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : "As Cotu, we wish to acknowledge that Sossion holds a valid and legitimate position in the leadership of Knut. Equally, the ruling does not in any way affect the position of secretary-general as he is an elected leader nominated and voted in by members of Knut," External link

tuko Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “As Cotu, we wish to acknowledge that Mr Sossion holds a valid and legitimate position in the leadership of Knut. Equally, the ruling does not in any way affect the position of secretary-general as he is an elected leader nominated and voted in by members of Knut,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 29, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli added ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “Despite the decision of the court, allowing TSC to deregister Mr Sossion as a teacher, Cotu reiterates that he is a respected trade unionist who cannot be confined within the wall s of a few people with misguided interests within the union and labour movement in Kenya. It is our strong position that any secretary-general should exercise his or her duties independently without coercion,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 29, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

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Wilson Sossion said : “The government, Unesco and WHO have all called for preservation of wages. Teachers will continue to earn their salaries since the code of regulations puts them on duty throughout unless a teacher has written leave of absence,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 10, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Government and development partners should come up with financing requirements to address the impact of Covid-19 on education and invest in strengthening education systems for recovery and resilience,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 10, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This is not a political or an academic matter, it is all about a medical matter and for once I am happy that as a country we have listened to our doctors,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Secretary General ) : “The issues raised by LSK are pertinent but as a union, we wish to let the government through the Attorney General respond to the matter first,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The commission needs to start preparing teachers emotionally, psychologically and professionally on how to deal with Covid-19 and possible stigma associated with the pandemic,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This is inconsistent with the Covid-19 reality of social distancing protocol and related mitigation measures hence needs to be reviewed,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This arrangement will have to change depending on the availability of teachers in each school and how classrooms will be configured in the wake of Covid-19,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 15, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “There will be a great deal of human rights abuses if the process of school resumption is mishandled for reasons best known to the policy makers,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We would rather have all our children stay at home safe and alive and repeat a year instead of forcing them to schools so that they can die,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We would rather have all our children staying at home, safe and alive and repeating a year rather than sending them to school to die. The world will not come to an end if we suspend certain matters,” “The national exams, KCPE and KCSE, are not a ticket to heaven. They can be postponed to a suitable time when the syllabus shall have been covered and when the curve shall have been flattened” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “We’ve heard of people talking about Form 4 and Class 8 reopening. These are human beings; the world will not come to an end. Children can repeat a class, better save lives first. Even if the exams are pushed to November 2021, if we can evade death, let’s do so,” “Nobody in this country should gamble with the lives of learners and teachers. For now, open bars and test social distancing. KCPE and KCSE are not a ticket to heaven” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The voice and views of teachers will be missing in any decisions made and may not bind our membership,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 22, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Secretary General ) : “The Cabinet Secretary cannot purport to implement competency-based curriculum through a task force which excludes participation of teachers and includes non-professionals in education,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Out seat in the Prof Fatuma Chege CBC task force and Dr Sarah Ruto committee is a constitutional right and not a favour,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated : “The school boards supported by the technical teams should be prepared to address logistical nightmares when schools reopen,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers and the school management should known in advance that the intervening period will be stressful, and some children will be much more sensitive that others to change, but with time they will adjust,” External link

capitalfm Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “To be successful, Covid-19 responses need to be developed with the full involvement of teachers and their representative organisations,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “More resources are required for this particular budget and the government alone cannot manage the challenge,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The syllabus is as good as done in most schools; what is remaining is revision and preparing students for the examinations,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 24, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Learners should be encouraged to be champions of hygiene in their homes to help prevention at home. All schools must be champions of campaigns in fighting the Covid-19 outbreak,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “It is in this regard that we urge you to swiftly step in, put to order the illegal payroll activities at the TSC and ensure that all payments to teachers are backdated to July 2019 and are integrated into the payroll of March 2020 since Parliament and the National Treasury have appropriated the funds in the 2019/2020 budget,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This should have happened five years ago. It will help in improving quality of teaching and in budget allocation for the education sector,” External link

nation-ke Friday, March 6, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is wrong for TSC to interpret the ruling in a manner that would hurt teachers,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 2, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Affirmative action should be the way forward in ending the perennial teacher shortage in these areas,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “As an immediate measure to curb the current crisis in the region, we demand that the students are recalled, in-serviced and posted to institutions,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This has adversely affected the security and welfare of teachers hence diminished their performance and general productivity,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “BBI will promote education in pastoral communities such as Garissa, Wajir and Mandera for children from the regions to access education just like those from other regions,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Schools in Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties have never had teachers for the last six years,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “There were a lot of conflicts in the last general election. We should complete the BBI process and go for a referendum,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The union strongly feels that the TPD programmes will alter the terms and conditions of service for our members; hence, Knut should be fully engaged prior to rolling out the programmes,” External link

nation-ke Friday, February 21, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The union strongly feels that the programmes will alter the terms and conditions of service for our members, hence Knut should be engaged fully prior to rolling out the programmes,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “In the same vein, we will not allow TSC to get away with bad policies,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The commission in defiance of the law has again unilaterally contracted four educational institutions which will train teachers at a mandatory Sh6,000 fee for a single attendance , and the teacher has to train five times during his or her teaching career,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We were not involved in development of the TPD modules which the commission has planned to roll out in April. The commission, for unexplained reasons, has continued to mislead the public that it engaged all stake holders,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Unless they form a committee that will explore and come up with a report that will probe the safety of our schools, we shall continue losing our children to these tragedies," External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated : “The great work of Mzee Moi in education is indelible; ranging from free milk that saw increased enrollment in schools, school inspection system and quality assurance system in the country,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Don’t tell us our children died of suffocation. This was negligence from the Education Ministry that has brought congestion in schools due to the 100 per cent transition policy without proper legal framework in place,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We demand that quality assurance and standards committee be constituted and should be able to provide reports every year. We also want school infrastructure to be enhanced in terms of funding through the counties to cater for 100 per cent transistion,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 7, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "These students' death was caused by congestion out of the negligence of the Ministry of Education of not guiding the school property," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 7, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "That is the responsibility of a minister. The law is clear, that the Ministry of Education should establish Education, Standards and Quality Assurance Committee," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 7, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Without those reports, and if another tragedy occurs in the country such as what happened in Kakamega, we will paralyse learning activities," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 7, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Before we urge teachers to move out, can we have an urgent meeting? Every time we raise this issue, we have never had the ministry or the TSC convene a meeting. It has been a cat-and-mouse game, which has seen teachers vacate," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The Ministry must discuss the security of teachers and students in our institutions and assure Kenyans that schools are safe for learning ... We have in the past been assured of protection and action but the killings have continued,” External link

nation-ke Friday, January 17, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Before we urge teachers to move out, can we have an urgent meeting. Every time we raise this issue we've never had the ministry nor TSC convening a meeting. It has been a game of cat and mouse which has seen teachers vacate," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are telling teachers that no-one will protect you apart from yourselves. An injury to one is an injury to all," External link

BBCMonitoring Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “We hereby write to request you to urgently convene a meeting between the Kenya National Union of Teachers, the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission to discuss the emerging trend of insecurity of teachers, which is threatening to dismantle the morale of the teaching force,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are telling teachers that no one will protect you apart from yourselves. An injury to one is an injury to all," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are telling teachers that no one will protect you apart from yourselves. An injury to one is an injury to all," External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 13, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This has seriously affected service delivery within the teaching force, resulting to poor academic performance in some schools,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is entirely the duty for teachers to select textbooks for learners, not any other authority,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We could not hold the 62nd annual delegates conference for lack of funds,” External link

nation-ke Friday, December 27, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We want the meeting to be called before Christmas in order to iron out industrial relations matters in readiness for a peaceful 2020,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “A mathematic book for Grade 3 at Nairobi Primary cannot be the same as for a primary school in rural Wajir because learners are at different levels,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : "With a failure to improve infrastructure and employ more teachers, the quality of education will be compromised," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "TSC is fighting a war it cannot win" External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "This is sustained war that is uncalled for. It is being waged by the chair and CEO of TSC. They are waging a war that we do not understand. TSC convenes meetings to invite members to pull out of the union. Knut will not be dismantled. That is the imagination of individuals at TSC," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We wish to state that in the Third Term we are desirous of good industrial relations and normalcy to enable us focus on national examinations as well as the Kenyan child as a central agenda,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut remains totally committed to normal industrial relations and we shall always endeavour to strengthen our relations with TSC to ensure goodwill and warm industrial relations,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The deregistration as a teacher changes nothing,” External link

nation-ke Friday, November 1, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "It is practically impossible to have the ADC in December as requested by a section of our branch members. We, therefore, postpone the ADC indefinitely," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:36:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We wish not to fight with the employer over this. We are in the process of building bridges and avoiding fights. We are, however, in talks with TSC so that they can reinstate the full Knut register,” External link

tuko Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We wish not to fight with the employer over this. We are in the process of building bridges and avoiding fights. We are, however, in talks with TSC so that they can reinstate the full Knut register,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “For them Knut must be a yes union with no bargaining power. Strike the shepherd and scatter the sheep then feast on them one by one,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about George Magoha ) : “It is a shame that lives of children are at great risk in several unauthorised private schools. For this one, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha should take responsibility and resign,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “For them Knut must be a yes union with no bargaining power. Strike the shepherd and scatter the sheep then feast on them one by one,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut is [neither] at war with anyone nor with itself. We all interact well. It is the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) which is the biggest stumbling block here. It is not Sossion. I think we made a big mistake as a country to create an independent and constitutional commission without the representation of the key stakeholders, who are teachers, to run it,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is a liaison between TSC and the Ministry to starve the union of resources partly because our strong stand on the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) is always perceived as a fight against a government project,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “There are political leaders in this country afraid of a powerful trade union, and we want to tell them to let trade unions be. They now think that removing Sossion, they will kill Kut. Sossion is just but an individual, he will go when his time is up, but the union will remain,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut shall not be used to validate an illegal policy whose development is surrounded in mystery,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “They have no authority to commit the union in any way whatsoever. It is the secretary-general who can commit the union and make pronouncements,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “They have no authority to commit the union in any way whatsoever. It is the secretary-general who can commit the union and make pronouncements,” External link

nation-ke Friday, September 6, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "This is a country governed by the rule of law. The union should respect the court orders," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This is the end of sideshows. Let's now get down and work to improve teachers welfare, the union is big enough to accommodate all of us,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion asserted : “The court order stopped the NEC meeting and any other meeting,” External link

nation-ke Monday, September 2, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “There are political leaders in this country afraid of a powerful trade union, and we want to tell them to let trade unions be. They now think that removing Sossion, they will kill Kut. Sossion is just but an individual, he will go when his time is up, but the union will remain,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut shall not be used to validate an illegal policy whose development is surrounded in mystery,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “In the phase two of the salary increment, our members were denied their rightful Sh10,000 increment which they were told would only be released once they left Knut. Sadly, this was their rightful dues from the Collective Bargaining (CBA) agreement which we bargained and duly signed on their behalf,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “It should be remembered that in 2009, it is President Kenyatta and myself who unlocked the teachers’ salary stalemate amicably, and the same happened in 2011 when we terminated employment of teachers on contract,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “I cannot fight the President as I do not have the means or the interest. In any event, I am the only one in this country who can tell the President without fear of repercussions when and where things are going wrong. Apparently, many people do not like to tell the President the truth,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “I have no personal issue with the NEC members who purport to have kicked me out of the union leadership in total disregard to the existing court orders, which they were duly served with alongside the Registrar of Trade Unions who is also in contempt of court by registering the officials as bona fide leaders of the union,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut remains the union of choice for the teachers of Kenya and so far the figures we are being treated to out there are pure lies,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Take notice that unless the change of officers is removed and/or withdrawn, we shall move to court to cite you [Registrar of Trade Unions] for contempt," External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 30, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “Those thinking they can push me out of Knut through street decisions will not succeed. I’m not quitting my position because I’m legally elected and I can only be removed through an election,” External link

nation-ke Friday, August 30, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “On 26 august after I issued the postponement notice of the meeting, the council members took to social media and made phone calls threatening, intimidating and harassing me with threats of proceeding with the meeting so they can unlawfully oust me from the position of secretary general,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “Despite demand to the respondents to restrain from their threats and intimidation they are adamant to proceed on with their meeting. If the meeting is allowed to continue there is a likelihood of chaos and destruction of union property and exposure to risk including my possible unlawful removal from office,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “As we were working towards the scheduled meetings administrative issues groped up leading to the postponement of the meeting,” External link

tuko Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion warned ( about Commission ) : “I will not go anywhere, leave matters of trade union alone, we shall continue demanding teachers dues until you (Teachers Service Commission) comply with the court ruling,” External link

tuko Wednesday, August 28, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : “There was no meeting. Union meetings are convened by the secretary-general. The only meeting I know of is the National Executive Council’s (NEC) slated for August 29,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This thing is being blown out of proportion. I was away and have just got back to the office. I have been told that there were visitors here. There was no meeting, those were just visitors and there is nothing wrong with having people visit,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are not on the list and there is no badge so we can't attend!" External link

nation-ke Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:17:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We must deal with this rogue commission. It has failed to champion the rights and welfare of teachers for which it was created. It is only preoccupied with dividing the teachers and perfecting discrimination," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “I want to declare here and now that as a union we will not allow the commission to go away with the teachers' penny,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 12, 2019 5:01:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We must deal with this rogue commission. It has failed to champion the rights and welfare of teachers for which it was created. It is only preoccupied with dividing the teachers and perfecting discriminatory tendencies," External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “If things don’t change, we shall call you (press) daily...TSC you have an opportunity to correct this mess. Which teacher will resume duty in September when his/her salary has been cut, tell me, that’s warning is enough,” External link

tuko Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “If the career progression guidelines were brought into effect illegally without consultation on May 2, 2018, how does it affect a CBA that was negotiated in 2016 under the environment of the code of regulations and schemes of service,” External link

tuko Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We want the teachers to read in between the lines and determine who between the employer and the union is telling the truth,” External link

nation-ke Monday, August 5, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “whom did they consult as per the CBA?” External link

nation-ke Monday, August 5, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "It is unfair for TSC to vent their bitterness through the payroll... teachers are not street or casual employees. There are clear guidelines," External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 5, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The commission has grown horns but it is only a matter of time before we de-horn it,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Building Bridges ) : “Knut has forwarded to the Building Bridges Initiative the realignment of the TSC to domicile it at the Ministry of Education and the creation of a completely different regulator for teachers regulated by teachers,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:10:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It should be noted that majority of these teachers have invested heavily to acquire academic and professional qualifications,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is wrong for TSC to interpret the ruling in a manner that would hurt teachers,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The deregistration as a teacher changes nothing,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "I am in the list as a registered teacher. TSC merely terminated my employment with them as they do to anyone seeking elective public positions," External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 27, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Many of us in elective union positions have terminated our employment with TSC by resigning or retiring but continue to retain union offices," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:36:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Following the July 12 court ruling, which cleared all outstanding issues between us and you, we hereby write to ask you to urgently convene a meeting to discuss as regards teacher promotions, redeployment of union officials who had been transferred to schools outside their branches, performance appraisal tools and teacher professional development programme among other issues as directed by the Employment and Labour Relations Court,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We will be in those forums to tell the country that the new curriculum is not working unless we follow the right procedures,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 15, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut is ready to sit with TSC and discuss how to fully implement the orders of the court with regard to promotion of teachers, redeployment of union officials who had been transferred to schools outside their branches, and all the other issues as directed by the judge,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 15, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “All the Knut branch officials who were identified, marked, and maliciously transferred by TSC should be immediately redeployed to schools within their branches,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 15, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Knut is ready to sit with the teachers’ employer to customise any good provisions to the scheme of service,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 15, 2019 9:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : “Nowhere in the judgment does it state that the CBA is dead. In fact we are asking TSC to move with speed and implement the court decision. The ruling makes it easier for the implementation of the CBA,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “TSC should not look for excuses of not implementing the third phase of the CBA,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are ready to immediately engage with TSC on the implementation of the promotions and other related issues as directed by the court. We want the teachers’ employer to set up a meeting as soon as Monday to discuss how to proceed with the matter,” “From here, we will not take any sideshows by the commission including the information we have of their contemplating to move to court. We do not want to run the teachers’ affairs through law courts any more as the issues have been settled through the labour court,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The said teachers asked Knut to allow them to withdraw from the case and have the matter solved by TSC and we allowed them to,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “How will you know parents who can pay fees and those who cannot pay? It is a tall order. Go back and protect schools because paying fees is an obligation,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are not going to run the saccos on a day-to-day basis, we must know what is happening and we are saying they must deliver,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers who deserve promotions ought to be moved and it is not a favour we are asking for,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “How will you know parents who can pay fees and those who cannot pay? It is a tall order. Go back and protect schools because paying fees is an obligation,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 28, 2019 12:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It has come to our notice that the TSC has illegally executed check-off deductions of Sh200 per female teacher from 58,000 teachers who did not at all authorise their deductions,” External link

kenyan-post Friday, June 21, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It has come to our notice that the TSC has illegally executed check-off deductions of Sh200 per female teacher from 58,000 teachers who did not at all authorise their deductions,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We do not support the CBC and so there is nothing to debate about,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:13:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We can’t pretend to move on in the education sector while the entire system is in shambles. A plan to replace BEd with something else is related to the CBC (competency based curriculum), which we have issues with in the first place,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We hereby ask all the executive secretaries to ensure full attendance by members of the NAC. And for the avoidance of doubt, the chairmen, executive secretaries, treasurers and women representatives are members of Advisory Council,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 7, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have been notified of the government’s intention and willingness to engage with us on the new curriculum,” “We wish to state that, as a union, we never opposed curriculum reforms and review, but the right things must be done” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Any person who holds views and aspirations contrary to the union’s vision, mission and constitution should quit Knut forthwith,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are prepared to engage the ministry and government and will continue to speak the truth until we have a product that is acceptable to the children of Kenya,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Let it be known that we have never and will never be opposed to reform or review of any curriculum in this country but where things are done wrong, we shall point it out,” External link

tuko Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The new curriculum requires small size classes and at least three teachers per class which Kenya cannot afford presently because of shortage of teachers, if the CBC is implemented before such issues are addressed then it will fail,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The Ministry of Education has no other choice but to fast track the process of legalizing the process. Gazetting the commission to handle the curriculum reform exercise and also meet with the national education conference so as to receive a report on the piloting which will inform to either roll out the new curriculum or not,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion insisted : “All public schools must have adequate infrastructure to accommodate the increased number of learners to deliver CBC, and teachers must be adequately trained on the new curriculum,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “All public schools must have adequate infrastructure to accommodate the increased number of learners to deliver the CBC, and teachers must be adequately trained on the new curriculum,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 31, 2019 6:30:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “There is a global trend emerging which claim that too much presence of teachers in classrooms interferes with the learning and exploration of the child and therefore their roles must be reduced,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Those who have been training them (teachers) do not understand the curriculum, so most of them are just doing guesswork,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “When a curriculum is changed in schools, the import is that for eight straight years, the publishers and booksellers are in business for that period, raking in billions of shillings as the old books are discarded for new ones,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “Most letters charge teachers either with absenteeism, insubordination or incitement. This is simply not true,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion argued : “Nevertheless, the TSC went ahead and conducted countrywide training sessions where head teachers and three other nominated teachers from each school would be trained on the same,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated : "We are fighting it to the end. If you want war then we are ready to go full force... We hereby direct all our members to revert to teach using the outcome-based curriculum and forget about the new curriculum," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 17, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are not flower girls to be called and cheer a document that has been prepared by a few ministry officials and brainwashed stakeholders," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 17, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Private schools are eating from a big spoon and will benefit from the rollout of the new curriculum because they know public schools lack the infrastructure to implement," External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 17, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about George Magoha ) : "I should tell Magoha that what he is pushing is dead on arrival. If you want war then we are ready to go full force," "We hereby direct all our members to revert to teach using the outcome based curriculum and forget about the new curriculum" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "If we get it wrong, then we are going to destroy the lives of many children will be destroyed and we have to remain vigilant and bold when there are gaps," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We see very far the devil is in the details and we will not support a curriculum that will destroy the lives of children of 'Wanjiku'," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : "We will not buy this idea as a union. The purpose of teacher training colleges is to produce a wholesome teacher ready to work after completing their study," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “If we do not succeed on Tuesday at Jogoo House, National Executive Council and the advisory council prepare yourself. We shall call all of you out for a strike. That is the only weapon left for teachers,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 13, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “This process (CBC) was rejected by teachers in the United States of America, United Kingdom and other African countries including South Africa. Why is Kenyan government so keen on implementing it in the name of securing a legacy for President Uhuru Kenyatta?” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 13, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We demand that the suspension letters to the 160 teachers including a number of Knut executive secretaries and branch chairmen be withdrawn. We are not going to negotiate until the demands are met, failure to which, we shall take an industrial action,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 13, 2019 3:12:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion amesema : “Hatua hiyo ni kero kwa waalimu wote. Tutachukua msimamo mkali sana dhidi ya TSC kwani hatua hiyo kwa waalimu ni ya kipekee tangu 1957,” External link

tuko Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion amesema : “Mgomo tutakaoufanya hautakuwa wa kawaida, hatua ya TSC ni mpango wa kuuzima muungano wetu usiwe na sauti kwenye maswala tata,” External link

tuko Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “An injury to one is an injury to all. This is a matter that we are going to take a very stern action against TSC. It is an act of provocation on the union since its inception in 1957,” External link

tuko Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The national government should adopt fully innovative competency approaches already tried and tested in literacy and numeracy globally. Benchmarking should be done in specific countries with impeccable education histories,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 4, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion says ( about Commission ) : “Worth noting, there is no statutory instruments to anchor the exercise, no Commission gazetted to manage the process, and the exercise is in total contravention of Public Participation Act (2018),” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 3, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “Knut would not support the implementation of CBC because the implementers of the curriculum (teachers) lack the technical know-how of CBC as the Trainers of Trainers (TOTs) lack the prerequisite skills and competencies to interpret CBC designs,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 3, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion states : “This is because the implementation of CBC requires small class sizes as per UNESCO recommended standards for personalised learning, which means more classrooms, libraries, workshops, computer rooms and more schools have to be constructed. Most public schools lack infrastructures, at least three teachers per class are required which Kenya cannot afford presently because of acute shortage of teachers. Kenya faces perpetual shortage of teachers, hence CBC would be a nightmare if introduced. There is no feasible plan to recruit more teachers,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 3, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “The National Government should adopt fully innovative competency approaches already tried and tested in literacy and numeracy globally. Benchmarking should be done in specific countries with impeccable education history,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 3, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Private institutions are doing business using children, and we will not allow foreign investors to come to Kenya to do such business. The government should channel its resources to public schools,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : "Knut represents a big number of teachers who teach in secondary schools.. claims that we will lose membership are ill informed and a plan to divert attention from the real issues," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We reject any attempts by the government to use force to have teachers in class,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : "Hamna kizuri kitakachopatikana katika mafunzo haya. Ni kwa nini tuhudhurie mafunzo ambayo hayana maana? Kuanzia sasa walimu ni lazima kuepukana na mafunzo ya CBC ama kufundisha, mchakato mzima unaweza kuidhinishwa tu baada ya umma kuhusishwa," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : "Hakuna kizuri kitakachopatikana katika mafunzo haya. Ni kwa nini tuhudhurie mafunzo ambayo hayana maana? Kuanzia sasa walimu ni lazima kuepukana na mafunzo ya CBC ama kufundisha, mchakato mzima unaweza kuidhinishwa tu baada ya umma kuhusishwa," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "There will be no meaningful results out of this training. Why should we attend trainings that do not make sense? From this point on teachers should avoid CBC training or teaching, the whole process can only be sanitised through public participation," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "There will be no meaningful results out of this training. Why should we attend trainings that do not make sense? From this point on teachers should avoid CBC training or teaching, the whole process can only be sanitised through public participation," External link

tuko Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Trainers, teachers and facilitators are still incompetent in the delivery of CBC approach to teachers and learners……as teachers we are not going to cheat the public that we are teaching….we are not…we don’t have the capacity…,” External link

kenya-today Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:32:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The law requires that in an exercise of such magnitude must have guidelines and a gazetted commission to anchor the entire process. Besides, the due process of reforming the content of the curriculum was never followed to the letter, hence making the entire exercise illegal” External link

nation-ke Monday, April 22, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about The UK ) : “It is important for our members to note that their counterparts elsewhere in the world have successfully boycotted this system. The US teachers have successfully resisted it three times. The UK teachers have rejected it. It failed in South Africa because teachers boycotted training,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 17, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Give teachers a salary rise of nine per cent straight and revise the CBA and we will roll it out,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Killing of school going children or even taking human life unlawfully like what has happened is nothing but criminal that requires special attention,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, April 2, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : “That is why they are reluctant to stop the programme since they have made some financial commitment. We cannot experiment with our children. Don’t go for any training in the month of April, switch off your phones and go on holiday,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are not opposed to new curriculum but we want the right things to be done," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Sadly, the people glorified by the voters in this country and the society as a whole are those who thrive in corruption. They loot public coffers and dish out handouts to voters,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have to relook at the process of deploying teachers in schools to ensure equality. Some schools have less teachers, others have more,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, March 2, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have teachers who have served in one grade for close to 15 years. We cannot allow this to continue,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, February 23, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “There is that teachers' professional development module that is being developed which they want to force teachers to pay every month Sh500 from their earnings... a salary is negotiated,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “If you want a war that has never been seen in this country, take away the promotional rights of teachers. TSC should not try, they have an opportunity right now so that we can agree,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This will arguably enhance national stability by expanding tribal and regional representation in the Executive arm. Under this arrangement, election rigging will be a thing of the past as a whittled-down presidency would no longer be so attractive,” External link

kenya-today Friday, February 1, 2019 6:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "There is a culture of violence against teachers in Kenya which needs to be dealt with. L ack of proper ways of punishing students in school after the government abolished corporal punishment is also to blame," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 1, 2019 5:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This will arguably enhance national stability by expanding tribal and regional representation in the Executive arm. Under this arrangement, election rigging will be a thing of the past as a whittled-down presidency would no longer be so attractive,” External link

tuko Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Kofi Annan ) : “Kofi Annan, who successfully mediated our 2007 post-election violence crisis, gave us the formula for sharing power which we lost at the drafting of the current constitution,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is perturbing and quite distressing to find that a student is policing his/her mentor using government documents. This is a grave issue that needs to be addressed to restore the integrity of the teaching profession and the dignity of teachers,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The issue of promotion must be addressed and there is no two-way about it,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have teachers who have served in one grade for close to 15 years. We cannot allow this to continue at all,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Cases of teacher assault in the recent past have also been reported at Chalbi High School in Marsabit, Kirimon Primary in Samburu, Maeto Primary in Kuria West, Matioli Primary in Kakamega East, Toniok Girls' Secondary in Eldama ravine, Arabia Secondary in Mandera and Qarsa Primary in Wajir ,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “In all these cases, teachers met afflictions and humiliation while attempting to dispense discipline to learners. If students can plan and execute the murder of their teacher, it means no teacher is safe in the school environment,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We cannot do it alone as Knut, we must do it within this arrangement. Checking and regulating fair labour practices will be highly strengthened, Knut has been struggling alone without standing on any labour centre,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “I categorically state that whether through negotiations for better salaries and enhanced terms of employment or through tough measures such as court action or teachers’ strikes, Knut has shaped relations between the TSC and teachers. As we partner with Cotu, Knut will continue pushing workers’ agenda through the same course,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “We cannot go it alone as Knut and we must work within this arrangement. Checking and regulating fair labour practices will highly strengthen Knut, which has been struggling alone,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We will fight for the rights of workers in this country," External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We cannot talk of quality education when schools have a serious shortage of teachers,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:50:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are in the final stages of filing a comprehensive report on delocalisation. We will use this to build our case,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : “What we want is the law to be followed in regards to handling children. Their rights should not be violated,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 4, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : “Tume imechukua hatua za hila mbaya. Tunapokuja kwa upatanisho, wanaanza kutuchezea shere,” External link

tuko Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : “Tunalalamikia kutatizwa kwa familia za walimu kutokana na uhamisho. Hatuwezi kuwazia walimu wakipoteza familia zao,” External link

tuko Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : “Tunasusia kazi kupinga kupokonywa kwa haki za walimu kupandishwa cheo kulingana na utendakazi wao, huduma ya muda mrefu na kufuzu kielimu. Tume ya kuwaajiri walimu inayakana hayo na hatuwezi kuwaacha wakiuke maswala hayo,” External link

tuko Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “We are happy with the court's ruling; we will instead go back to the conciliation meeting with Teacher Service Commission (TSC) as ordered by the court,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers have in the past gone on strike even when there are court orders. The mood of teachers is known. We will not make straight comments on what we have not seen and have not heard,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “TSC cannot use court to defend its dictatorship. We respect court orders but teachers cannot be bullied by a dictatorial employer,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : “Tulishangaa kufika kwenye mkutano uliosusiwa kwa makusudi na mwajiri wetu,” External link

tuko Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion alilalamika : “Tume imechukua hatua za hila mbaya. Tunapokuja kwa upatanisho, wanaanza kutuchezea shere,” External link

tuko Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We showed up for the meeting and the conciliation committee was also shocked that the employer did not turn up,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “There is no strike that has taken place in this country without court orders. Court orders don’t stop employees from going on strike. We are going to start the biggest strike ever tomorrow,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Promotion of teachers is non-negotiable. TSC has the names of the teachers who should be promoted. It cannot continue to consume billions of taxpayer's shillings and fail to promote teachers,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Let us meet in court but we will not take part in the performance contracting where teachers spend more time out of class filling forms. We will continue using the pedagogical skills we have to teach as we engage in continuous capacity building,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion asked : "We have been committed to this process from inception. But where is the employer? Where is the honesty of the employer?" External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We want teachers whom are present and happy in every classroom to deliver quality teaching and to that we are not backing out. We will continue exercising our entitlement in the constitution and human right,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers have in the past gone on strike even when there are court orders. The mood of teachers is known. We will not make straight comments on what we have not seen and have not heard,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “TSC cannot use court to defend its dictatorship. We respect court orders but teachers cannot be bullied by a dictatorial employer,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:38:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We are protesting disruption of teaching service and families through the irregular policy of delocalisation and transfers. We cannot contemplate teachers losing their families," External link

tuko Monday, December 31, 2018 8:17:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Further, bring to the attention of every member that the strike action commences exactly on the opening date of the new term. No teacher should report for the new school term until the strike is called off formally by the secretary general through a vote of the National Executive Council (NEC), as provided for in our constitution,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 31, 2018 12:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The issues were deliberated exhaustively by the ADC, whose decisions are supreme, final and binding to all members of Knut. For avoidance of doubt, the issues are teacher promotions, delocalisation/transfers, performance contracting system and teacher professional development modules,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 31, 2018 12:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The issues in dispute have grown beyond bipartite meetings because of the bad faith by TSC. A resolution at the 61st Annual Delegates Conference (ADC), which is the supreme decision making organ, has voted for the strike action,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 31, 2018 12:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have had a long engagement with the team from the Ministry of Labour. We really don’t have any good news for Kenyans and the children of Kenya. We have made our oral submissions to them,” External link

tuko Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “TSC must suspend forthwith the purported transfer and handing over of teachers as a precondition to further dialogue with us. Delocolisation has been done without consultation. TSC was clearly instructed to stop what it’s doing. Papers have been exchanged but the hearts of teachers are still unmoved. This action by TSC constitutes abuse of office and defiance to the head of state. We are withdrawing labour to protest disruption of families through irregular policy of delocalisation,” External link

tuko Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion informed : “TSC historically has demonstrated blatant disrespect in past on conciliators appointed by your office. Last year, you appointed a Mr Maneno to conciliate on the same issues before you but TSC out-rightly rubbished the process. Therefore it is a matter that has progressed beyond any conciliation,” External link

tuko Friday, December 28, 2018 5:54:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Last year on March 18, you appointed one Mrs Maneno to conciliate on the same issues before you but TSC outright rubbished the process,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 24, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We demand immediate stoppage of the massive delocalisation of all 3,094 teachers countrywide as a precondition of any engagement with us,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 24, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “Further, note that we did not register a trade dispute to warrant a conciliator. We have issued a strike notice,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 24, 2018 12:48:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Last year on March 18, you appointed one Mrs Maneno to conciliate on the same issues before you but TSC outright rubbished the process,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:26:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We demand immediate stoppage of the massive delocalisation of all 3,094 teachers countrywide as a precondition of any engagement with us,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:26:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion added : “Further, note that we did not register a trade dispute to warrant a conciliator. We have issued a strike notice,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:26:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have every legal and constitutional right to proceed on a protected strike,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 23, 2018 7:26:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The commission should have listened to and addressed teachers’ concerns to ensure industrial harmony and peace,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers have been left without any form of regulation to protect or guide professional development, career progression, job security, and general well-being,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “The commission has contravened the Constitution of Kenya as regards fair and just treatment of workers, and even disobeyed President Kenyatta, who directed the revision of the teacher delocalisation policy,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “This also constitutes abuse of office aimed at bullying teachers and defeating the directive of the Head of State,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : “Circulars and internal memos which contradict the Code of Regulations for Teachers, the CBA, the TSC Act, the Labour Relations Act, and the Public Participation Act, among other statutes, are now the norm at the commission’s headquarters,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We hereby issue a clear notice to TSC that we will resort to industrial action with effect from January,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:59:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The TSC should withdraw this policy because it contravenes the CBA that requires parties to consult. They must also stop harassing, intimidating and victimising teachers,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:32:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We have authoritatively established that the transfers have not been approved. TSC is wallowing in deep confusion and mishandling of teachers of the Republic of Kenya," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:04:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alisema : “Tunapinga kutatizwa kwa huduma za walimu kufundisha pamoja na familia zao kutokana na uhamisho wa walimu. Hatuwezi kufikiria walimu wakizipoteza familia zao,” External link

tuko Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion aliongeza : “Tunagoma kulalamikia walimu kupokonywa haki zao za kupandishwa vyeo kwa misingi ya elimu, huduma ya muda mrefu na utendakazi. Tume ya kuwaajiri walimu imekana hali halisi na hatuwezi kukwepa ukiukaji huu wa haki,” External link

tuko Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion alitangaza : “Walimu hawatarejea shuleni hadi pale maswala tata yatakapotatuliwa na kuturidhisha,” External link

tuko Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The President's directive ought to be respected and complied with,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:30:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The delegates therefore rejected the 1.5 per cent Housing Scheme deductions and the 7.5 per cent Pension Superannuation unless the CBA is revised,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:11:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The delegates therefore rejected the 1.5 per cent Housing Scheme deductions and the 7.5 per cent Pension Superannuation unless the CBA is revised,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:49:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We cannot talk of quality education when schools have a serious shortage of teachers,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:22:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Give teachers a salary rise of nineper cent straight and revise the CBA and we will roll it out,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:41:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Okay members, this is the principal secretary and he is here as a representative of the government and the message has been communicated," "However, it's only reasonable that we let him finish the last sentence only" External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : "Rest assured that no one will touch your payslips," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:39:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Those talking about quality do not know what they are saying. The global standard is to have teachers from local communities teaching in those regions," External link

nation-ke Thursday, December 13, 2018 4:18:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “What can work must work. And what cannot work will not work,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "The entire process was being politically hurried as there was no needs assessment to look at the importance of the review process," External link

BBCMonitoring Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:32:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The entire process was being politically hurried as there was no needs assessment to look at the importance of the review process,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:15:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Calculations of teachers' pay in the three salary bands per grade shows after deductions of the housing allowance, teachers will take home less than a third of basic salary,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 10, 2018 12:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "The moment he (Rutto) jumped ship and decided to back Jubilee, he lost his political legacy," External link

kenyan-post Monday, September 11, 2017 1:36:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Why should anyone think that I should not be here? I'm ready to take oath. My name is no 325,” External link

kenyan-post Saturday, September 2, 2017 4:29:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion cited : "a lot of emerging issues and engagements" External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 25, 2017 7:05:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “This was never an item of discussion between Kenya National Union of Teachers and the Teachers Service Commission during the CBA negotiations which were concluded,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “An enemy has invaded out pay slips and we must stop everything first to deal with them,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are not ready to let our teachers die by distabilising their families. I think some people are too idle and are now experimenting on teachers. We will not allow it,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:20:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “I take this early opportunity to thank my party leader Raila Odinga for picking me for the nomination list to Parliament, but I now want to urge him to withdraw me from the list and consider appointing another person because I have got other commitments to attend to,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:34:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "But after Kenyans decide their leadership then they command respect from the people and the nation must remain peaceful " External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 21, 2017 7:42:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We saw the doctors’ activities were criminalised and their leaders were jailed. It is NASA lawyers that went to court to help them,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 5, 2017 2:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Raila Odinga ) : “We have been forced to make a firm conclusion that in the election of 2017, we shall not be observers. We shall be active participants in our own rights and vote for Raila Odinga and all NASA candidates,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 5, 2017 2:42:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "As workers of this country, we cannot continue to suffer under Jubilee," "We have the numbers and on Tuesday we will vote for NASA" External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 4, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “For us to have quality education, we need more teachers so that those who are available are not overburdened,” External link

nation-ke Friday, August 4, 2017 5:23:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion added ( about Commission ) : “The Teachers Service Commission and the Ministry of Education shall then act on the recommendations of the Boards of Management. The reckless activities that we have witnessed including arraigning prefects in courts of law and arraigning teachers in courts of Law deeply injures the teaching profession irreparably,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:24:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : "But the Teachers Service Commission waited for us to withdraw our cases and sneaked back an appeal on the same issue, which is against the President's directive," External link

topix Friday, March 3, 2017 9:03:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Circulars that take away the constitutional rights of teachers are illegal and teachers of this country will reject such circulars,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:32:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “But the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) waited for us to withdraw our cases and sneaked back an appeal on the same issue, which is against the President’s directive,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, March 1, 2017 9:32:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We will admit those teachers to enjoy all their investments ranging from Saccos to benevolent funds. That is the role of the union. To safeguard the interests of the teachers and that is what we are doing,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, February 26, 2017 4:30:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "ECDE is one of the flagship projects of county governments and we, together with other education stakeholders, are giving it a keen interest hence the need by TSC to quickly ensure formal employment of the staff," External link

nation-ke Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We’re approaching all political parties as a labour centre in collaboration with other labour movements in this country. The TUC-K has developed a very comprehensive concept paper and questionnaire to all political parties on various issues because it has reached a time that we must scrutinise the manifestos of political parties because they affect us,” External link

capitalfm Friday, February 24, 2017 10:16:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion remarked ( about Commission ) : “It is only the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) that has complied on implementation of CBAs, the other have not,” External link

capitalfm Friday, February 24, 2017 10:16:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion told : “Rallies should be conducted outside schools during learning hours because it affects normal running of schools. In fact this is a rule that was introduced by the CS,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:28:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion wrote : “Further, we demand that your ministry ensures that at all times, funds are disbursed to schools before they open to allow the schools’ boards of management to procure goods and services for students,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:22:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It would have been good to start the piloting in January 2018 for it to take advantage of the entire school calendar,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:56:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We demand that the Government quickly calls for bipartisan discussions on the amended electoral law to avert impending mass action," "The amended electoral law should not be allowed to raise political temperatures in our country especially when we are facing elections in about seven months," External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:57:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Let Kenyans talk and decide because the children do not belong to us as individuals. They belong to this country. You are immobilizing, condemning and denying them access to opportunities that exist. In fact this exam is one of the biggest genocide of children. Let the executive arm of the government react to this, in any case, it is even a national security,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, January 8, 2017 11:44:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It was imposed on the markers,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 6, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers are not happy, children are not happy and parents are not happy. No one wants free marks. But we insist on the right process that is fair and transparent. We cannot celebrate an individual yet a generation is buried. We will seek alternative ways if we cannot be listened to,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 6, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We have taken our time to interrogate the professional process of marking, a practice that Knec has engaged in for many years,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 6, 2017 10:34:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Whether IFMIS fails or not, teachers have to be paid their money and all third party deductions have to be paid by January 3rd as stipulated by the law,” External link

standardmedia Friday, December 23, 2016 10:46:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "So far, 1,700 cases have been processed and forwarded to the Treasury, which is carrying out an audit," External link

allafrica Monday, December 12, 2016 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We would like to advise teachers to make informed decisions before getting into business with shylock-like microfinance institutions," External link

allafrica Monday, December 12, 2016 12:23:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "They should not be allowed to exploit children from poor households," External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:38:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "This exam was most secure and was released in good time so that instead of parents preparing for festivities, they will now be looking for ways to send their children to secondary schools next year," External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:25:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "SRC was not supposed to give figures to anything. All they had to do was place people in harmonised job groups. Now, it is up to the unions to place value to the groups by negotiating," External link

allafrica Monday, November 14, 2016 10:31:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "These academies should not be allowed to operate anywhere in third world countries," External link

allafrica Friday, November 11, 2016 2:16:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "These academies should not be allowed to operate anywhere in third world countries," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "These academies should not be allowed to operate anywhere in third world countries," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:10:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "It is sad that those accused are walking free and even repositioning themselves to run for other top positions," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:10:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "These academies should not be allowed to operate anywhere in third world countries," External link

trust2 Wednesday, November 9, 2016 10:59:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “I am ready for a new war because if the country sits back and does nothing, the corruption cartels will steal to the last coin. We are telling the nation to brace itself for a major teachers’ strike to force the government to employ more teachers,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “We are working on implementation of the Collective Bargain Agreement with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). We want the money paid in one phase especially for the 100,000 teachers who will benefit on the 40 per cent and below of the agreement,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Commission ) : “According to the Constitution, the registration of teachers, management and regulation is the work of the Teachers Service Commission. The issue of Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers is just assigned to the county governments,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Teachers will work hard in order to get promotions and that will create good competition in the teaching service," External link

allafrica Monday, October 31, 2016 12:28:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We propose that TSC hires 40,000 teachers next year and clears balance of 50,000 in 2018/2019 to address the deficit," External link

allafrica Monday, October 31, 2016 11:04:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : “This is a matter of law under Section 49(1) of the Labour Relations Act, which clearly states no one should benefit from a negotiated deal that they are not party to,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:13:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We had not invited the press for this meeting and we have nothing to say as of now," External link

standardmedia Monday, October 24, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We will not put our pens to a weak deal. We have told the employer as much," External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We briefed them and with their approval, we are ready to get the CBA that will have all components," External link

allafrica Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:15:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "They talked to us and they said they were in deep consultations. We agreed and allowed them," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:20:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Our members who will not be contracted by Knec should remain at home during the exams if they are not assigned other duties,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 10, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “It is in law that Knec has the mandate of ensuring exam papers get to the stations. Why is the government then telling teachers to do this job, yet they are not employed by Knec?” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 10, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "The meeting was good and there was total concurrence from both sides on the issue raised," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 4, 2016 12:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We had a very fruitful long meeting with Knec on the matter of the forthcoming exams, especially with respect to heads and principals collecting exam papers," External link

allafrica Monday, October 3, 2016 1:56:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "The meeting was good though we did not get a counteroffer as we had expected. We agreed to the commission's request for more time and we believe they will come with an offer," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:17:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : "We hope that in the spirit of Labour Relations Act, the TSC will make available all the necessary information to facilitate Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) talks," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We have dedicated all our energies on the talks and we hope if all goes well, and if the Government is serious, we should be able to sign a CBA by October 30," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Trade unionists will gang against bad leadership until the time Kenyans will realize change that they have yearned for decades," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, September 17, 2016 5:04:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Trade unionists will gang against bad leadership until the time Kenyans will realize change that they have yearned for decades,” External link

kenya-today Monday, September 12, 2016 6:37:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "We must end this injustices against children with special needs that we have continued to perpetuate for years and accord them their right to education," External link

allafrica Friday, September 9, 2016 12:46:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We must end this injustices against children with special needs that we have continued to perpetuate for years and accord them their right to education,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:19:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion says : “Nothing disturbs teachers more than hearing that school structures have been burned down. I wouldn’t even bear to visit a school where dormitories have been gutted by fire. Why would anyone then imagine teachers can be involved in this?” External link

msn-uk Friday, September 2, 2016 11:02:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated : "That is the Executive directive from government and so the implementing authorities should do their business. For us we deal with TSC in accordance with the law," "That is our employer so we are asking the employer that today is August 31 and they have exactly two months to clear with us so that we have a CBA in place and teachers should continue enjoying their benefits," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 1, 2016 4:33:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : "Out of the three million school-going children in Kenya, a huge fraction live with disability. We still have a lot of work to be done in this country," External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:16:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion stated : “That is the Executive directive from government and so the implementing authorities should do their business. For us we deal with TSC in accordance with the law,” “That is our employer so we are asking the employer that today is August 31 and they have exactly two months to clear with us so that we have a CBA in place and teachers should continue enjoying their benefits,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, August 31, 2016 3:54:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “To say the truth which you all know, under the jubilee government poverty levels have increased. The ordinary mwananchi is suffering and its across board regardless of your tribe” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:14:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We will demand that our money be paid before the elections. If you don’t do it, we are not with you because we have been patient long enough. And we will not negotiate over that because you are either with us or not,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:26:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We will not accept to be reminded of our tribes in order to stop speaking the truth. This is because we want a quality life for all teachers and for all Kenyans,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:26:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The glaring pay disparities indicate that there is no need for more negotiations in regard to pay for teachers. TSC should correct the anomaly and if the government do not sign it, we will demand a 500 per cent pay increment which should be paid before the next election,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 10:01:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “Teachers have sacrificed a lot of ground for the good of the country and the CBA should be signed immediately. Accord teachers a reasonable pay to avert a standoff in schools come October,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 2:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The Jubilee government will not have any moral authority to ask teachers for their votes because they feel neglected for a long time. This government is not sensitive to the teachers’ plight,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 2:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The glaring pay disparities indicates that there is no need for more negotiations in regard to pay for teachers. TSC should correct the anomaly and if the government do not sign it, we will demand a 500 per cent pay increment which should be paid before the next election,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 2:53:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “We are telling the government to stick to the timeline. If it does not, I still have the whistle that I can blow,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:12:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “I still have the whistle to blow if the timelines are not met,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, August 11, 2016 12:03:00 AM EAT

Wilson Sossion said : “The ongoing negotiations for the 2017-2022 period set to be concluded in October must have a component of bigger teachers’ salary increase,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:08:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
secretary-general20.45%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
secretary general37.69%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
general22.54%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
deputy0.19%EN08/08/201708/08/2017
leader0.19%EN07/30/201730/07/2017
secretary0.76%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
general secretary0.19%EN07/06/201706/07/2017
chairman10.80%EN06/18/201718/06/2017
boss0.95%EN06/07/201707/06/2017
secretary – general0.19%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
secretary-general of the kenya0.38%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
executive0.19%EN12/16/201616/12/2016
secretary general of the kenya1.14%EN11/11/201611/11/2016
secretary-general of the union0.38%EN06/22/201622/06/2016
secretary-general0.57%SA08/27/201427/08/2014
national chairman2.84%EN11/20/201320/11/2013
union chairman0.57%EN09/30/201330/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Wilson SossionEN87.99%
Wilson SossionPT11.82%
Wilson SossionFR0.19%


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Wilson Sossion said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “There are political leaders in this country afraid of a powerful trade union, and we want to tell them to let trade unions be. They now think that removing Sossion, they will kill Kut. Sossion is just but an individual, he will go when his time is up, but the union will remain,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Wilson Sossion said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “There are political leaders in this country afraid of a powerful trade union, and we want to tell them to let trade unions be. They now think that removing Sossion, they will kill Kut. Sossion is just but an individual, he will go when his time is up, but the union will remain,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “As Cotu, we acknowledge that Mr Sossion holds a valid and legitimate position in the leadership of Knut. Similarly, the [court] ruling does not in any way affect the position of secretary-general as he is a nominated MP and voted in by members of Knut,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “As Cotu, we wish to acknowledge that Mr Sossion holds a valid and legitimate position in the leadership of Knut. Equally, the ruling does not in any way affect the position of secretary general as he is an elected leaders nominated and voted in by members of Knut,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : "As Cotu, we wish to acknowledge that Sossion holds a valid and legitimate position in the leadership of Knut. Equally, the ruling does not in any way affect the position of secretary-general as he is an elected leader nominated and voted in by members of Knut," External link

tuko Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Francis Atwoli said ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “As Cotu, we wish to acknowledge that Mr Sossion holds a valid and legitimate position in the leadership of Knut. Equally, the ruling does not in any way affect the position of secretary-general as he is an elected leader nominated and voted in by members of Knut,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 29, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Francis Atwoli added ( about Wilson Sossion ) : “Despite the decision of the court, allowing TSC to deregister Mr Sossion as a teacher, Cotu reiterates that he is a respected trade unionist who cannot be confined within the wall s of a few people with misguided interests within the union and labour movement in Kenya. It is our strong position that any secretary-general should exercise his or her duties independently without coercion,” External link

nation-ke Monday, July 29, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT