Former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) secretary general Wilson Sossion says he knows why Kenyan President-elect William Ruto is the ideal candidate to lead the education ministry in his government.
Sossion, a previously nominated member of parliament, is the main campaigner for Dr Ruto, who leads the Kenya Kwanza Alliance coalition, to become Kenya’s fifth president.
He said the union’s work at Kenya Kwanzaa had helped him come up with a manifesto and promote it, saying he did not want a ministerial position in the Ruto administration.
“The president decides where he serves. Decide where you will serve,” he said.
However, Sossion Kenya hailed the Kwanza education charter as a key tool in reforming the education sector and teacher welfare.
My job is to support the Kenyan Kwanza based on the philosophy of the economic model. “I was happy when the regulation was prepared because the regulation is good for education and teachers,” he said.
What happens after this point is beyond my control. At the ballot box, we as Kenyans have ended our relationship with the president. “Behind the ballot box, the president himself will make it and whoever he thinks will mark it.”