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February 18, 2018

KNUT not affiliated to NASA, Nzili says after Sossion nomination

A file photo of KNUT chairman Mudzo Nzili and secretary general Wilson Sossion. /VICTOR IMBOTO
A file photo of KNUT chairman Mudzo Nzili and secretary general Wilson Sossion. /VICTOR IMBOTO

KNUT is not affiliated to NASA, chairman Mudzo Nzili has said, amid speculation since ODM nominated secretary general Wilson Sossion to the 12th Parliament.

"I am here to remove any doubt that KNUT supports a certain political party. We have not held any meeting to agree on the party we will support," Nzili said.

Speaking during a rally in Kinango on Thursday, he said although he supports Jubilee Party, teachers are free to back parties of their choice.

"The Teachers Union has to work with the government to realise its mandate and the the government had agreed to increase teachers’ salaries as agreed with the union," he said in Kwale at the meeting DP William Ruto attended.

Sossion defended ODM's move on Wednesday saying he will continue representing the labour movement in the National Assembly.

“I shall carry the spirit of workers to the floor of the House. I will do this for the best interest of the Kenyan workers," he said.

"I applaud ODM party for nominating me and taking the interest of workers at heart."

Read: Knut will not back any party during August 8 vote, says Sossion

The SG said he will not resign despite ODM's nomination.

He maintained will continue serving as secretary general and Trade Unions Congress of Kenya, which proposed his nomination, defended the decision.

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