KNUT secretary general Wilson Sossion has urged teachers in Trans Nzoia County to back Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa’s bid to succeed Governor Patrick Khaemba in 2022.
Mr. Sossion who has toured Trans Nzoia twice this month to condole with colleagues in the union has described Mr. Wamalwa as the best bet for teachers owing to his enthusiasm in matters education.
“I urge teachers in this county to back the MP’s bid to become governor in 2022 since he has always been supportive on legislations pertaining to teachers’ issues,” he spoke on Friday at the burial of the father to Trans Nzoia KNUT chairman George Wanjala at Simatwet.
MP Wamalwa welcomed the backing saying he understands the plight of teachers since his professional background is grounded on teaching having been a lecturer at the University of Nairobi.
“It is common knowledge that teachers deserve better than what they are subjected to currently. I have always been working with teachers in this county because they are critical in the education sector,” said the MP.
The legislator however told Mr. Sossion not to heed to calls by the electorate in Bomet County calling on him to vie for the region’s governor’s seat saying his expertise is required at the national level.
“Sossion should not vie for any elective seat since he will be the education cabinet secretary in the next government. Teachers will be safe with him at the helm of the ministry,” said Mr. Wamalwa.
Other leaders who have publicly declared interest in the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial seat include former aspirants Kakai Bissau and Moses Khaoya. Others are Woman representative Janet Nangabo, deputy president’s legal advisor Dr. Abraham Sing’oei.
Close allies of Devolution cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa have also hinted that the he will be among the contestants for the seat come 2022. The cabinet secretary has neither confirmed nor denied the speculation.