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Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion summoned by CID in writing

By Judy Nguta | January 31st 2015

Nairobi, Kenya: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has served Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary General Wilson Sossion with summon papers following failure by North Eastern teachers to report to work.

Sossion is required to appear at the CID head quarters on Monday, February 2.

In a letter dated January 30, the CID said it is “investigating a case of incitement to violence and disobedience contrary to section 96 (c) of the penal code.”

Sossion has maintained a hard stance that the teachers should not go back to Wajir, Garissa and Mandera, saying that the working conditions are not favourable for them.

He had earlier this week ignored calls by the CID to appear at its headquarters, arguing that he had not be informed of the reason for the summon as is required by law.

Through his lawyer Chacha Odera, Sossion said police should apply the law that allows them to summon him at a time that is convenient to both the officers and the Knut boss's legal team.

He wrote to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Wednesday, saying he was ready to assist them with any "legitimate investigations".

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Monday warned the teachers that they will be replaced if they do not return to work.

However, the teachers have vowed to defy the return-to-work order by TSC and dared the Government to sack them, insisting they could not risk their lives for teaching posts.

Sossion accused North Eastern leaders of turning their backs against the teachers.

The leaders on the other hand blame Sossion for misleading the teachers, saying that his utterances are meant to create tension among Kenyans.

The leaders say that reports of discrimination of non-local teachers and harassment by students are mere allegations.

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