Collins Oyuu has been elected the new Secretary General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT).
Oyuu, who has been the KNUT Chairman, was elected unopposed during the union’s elections held at Ruaraka grounds in Nairobi on Saturday, June 26, 2021.
He takes over from Wilson Sossion who resigned on Friday, June 25, 2021, barely a day to the election.
Oyuu becomes the seventh KNUT Secretary General and will hold the seat for the next five years.
During the union’s election, the members of the union were voting for over 15 positions with the positions for the Chairperson, Treasurer and Deputy Secretary General having a single candidate eyeing each of the seat.
This is after the nominated Member of Parliament had made his resignation announcement in a press briefing in Nairobi.
He was flanked by his immediate family members including his wife and children, however, no KNUT official was present during the resignation.
“In the interest of KNUT continuity and its membership, I hereby on June 25, 2021 bow out of KNUT leadership honorably. I shall remain loyal to KNUT and will always be available to advice and support the leadership of the union,” Sossion said.
In his statement while resigning, Sossion who has led the union for eight years urged the government not to frustrate the teachers’ union by failing to remit statutory contributions from the members.