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TSC Kicks Sossion Out of His Office

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has been relieved of his duties as a public school teacher.

According to The Daily Nation,TSC sacked Mr Sossion following his move to join politics as an Orange Democratic Movement nominated Member of Parliament.

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Also shown the door is Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) chairman Omboko Milemba who is also Emuhaya MP and Bomet Central MP Ronald Tonui who serves as Kuppet assistant treasurer.

Mr Sossion accepted the ODM nomination to join Parliament without resigning or retiring from service, the commission argued.

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Regulation 187 (1) and (2) of the Code of Regulations for Teachers requires teachers released to trade unions to resign or retire from service once they opt to vie for political office.

“It has been noted that you were nominated as a Member of Parliament yet the Commission has not received your resignation or retirement letter,” TSC boss Nancy Macharia wrote in the sacking letter signed by J.M. Maundu on January 15, 2018.

She added: “The commission had decided to terminate your services as a teacher with effect from January 15, 2018.”

Mr Sossion said he saw no reason to quit the service despite becoming a legislator.

He said his nomination to the National Assembly was by virtue of the elective position he held as Knut secretary-general.


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