, NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 26 – Vocal Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General, Wilson Sossion has been nominated as a Member of Parliament despite his constant appeal to his ODM Party to have his name struck off from the list.
Through a special gazette notice published on Friday by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Sossion is listed among other 12 nominated lawmakers in the National Assembly.
When contacted by Capital FM News, Sossion said, “I cannot comment about the matter”.
On Tuesday, Sossion categorically told Capital FM News that he had reached a mutual agreement with the ODM Party to have his name removed from the list as he had a lot “a lot on his plate”.
Sossion stated that due to the many journeys he would be undertaking outside the country within September, he would not be able to undertake his duties within Parliament effectively.
He further explained that there was no acrimony in the making of that decision and added that the party was free to choose another candidate for the post.
Unless Sossion’s nomination is revoked, he is poised to serve as an ODM Member of Parliament in the twelfth Parliament.
Other notable individuals nominated to the Senate include former nominated MP Isaac Mwaura and ODM National Elections Board Chairperson Judith Pareno who both lost in the primaries in addition to Beth Mugo and ODM Secretary General Agnes Zani.
Other notable individuals from Jubilee Party in the list include Gideon Keter, the Party’s Youth League President, David Ole Sankok, the chair of the National Council of People with Disabilities and City lawyer Jennifer Shamalla.