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Nominated MP on an ODM ticket
The Raila Odinga led ODM party nominated Sossion as a Member of Parliament. The trade unionist had publicly turned down the nomination but he made a U-turn and was sworn in. Defending his decision, Sossion said at the time: “ I shall carry the spirit of workers to the floor of the house. I will do this for the best interest of the Kenyan workers and I applaud ODM party for nominating me and taking the interest of workers at heart.”
Turmoil in Knut
The politics of Knut have been giving Wilson Sossion sleepless nights. Teachers allied to Mr Hesbon Otieno held demonstration in Nairobi calling for the removal of the Knut secretary general from office. The teachers drawn from Nairobi and Kiambu counties accused Sossion of misappropriating union funds and holding two jobs. TSC CEO Nancy Macharia sacked the secretary general after he was nominated to Parliament.
Sossion was blocked from accessing KNUT offices even after the Labour Relations Court ruled that he was in office legally.
During the strike that paralyzed learning in 2015, a payslip purported to be Sossion’s was circulated online in what was seen as a move to discredit him. According to its content, Sossion gross salary was kes940,000 and whittled down to a net pay kes663,608 after taxes. Sossion defended himself saying nobody earns above kes200,000 basic salary. We have, however, established that a national chairman earns about kes300,000 and his paid a similar amount upon retirement. An official in that capacity is entitled to a full medical cover for 10 years and a car worth kes13 million.
Other perks aside, Sossion pay is kes300,000.
Nominated MP Salary
Sossion receives kes710,000 as salary per month as a nominated MP. This is besides the many perks that come with being a Member of Parliament.
Cumulatively he makes about kes2 million per month on salary. The legislator cum trade unionist surprised his daughter with a brand new car after she graduated from Nairobi University.
His net worth
Sossion net worth is roughly kes150 million.
Quick Facts About Wilson Sossion
He is blessed with three children
He lost his wife through a road accident in 2010
Sossion played the father and mother of his children
He remarried in 2016
His wife is 16 years his junior
Rumors that he had left his wife after he discovered she was cheating were dispelled by Sossion
Sossion started teaching in 1993 at Tenuek High School
He taught agriculture and chemistry
He coached drama and music students Next