Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has resigned.
Sossion has resigned on the eve of union elections citing failure by the government to support his leadership.
In December last year, KNUT stakeholders opted to seek the aid of President Uhuru Kenyatta in oustering Sossion.
90 out of 100 secretaries had sought to bar Sossion from running again for union elections that had been scheduled for later in the year.
Through a letter, the officials accused Sossion of suppressing the union laws and making decisions without consultations.
“The act denies him the right and democratic viability to represent workers who don’t share an employer with him anymore,” the officials noted.
The officials wanted the Head of State together with Labour CS to come to their aid and restore sanity in the union.
Prior to that Sossion had complained of a lack of supporting his leadership citing frustrations from union stakeholders.