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No, Sossion not pocketing Sh1 million salary

Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General Wilson Sossion on Tuesday denied that union officials earn almost Sh1 million a month.

He said nobody in the organisation receives a basic salary of above Sh200,000.

“It is a shame that increased mudslinging of Knut on Twitter is a result of our resolve to fight for teachers,” said Mr Sossion on his Twitter account.

He said a fake payslip purported to be circulating on social media had been cooked up by a senior adviser at the Office of the President.

He maintained that the union has proper audited accounts that are approved by its top organs.

Trending under #HypocrisyAtKnut, Kenyans expressed different opinions on the ongoing teachers’ strike.

The job boycott is now in its fifth week.

Jane Kogi @KogiJane said: “Mr Sossion makes 10 times what teachers make from their salaries not allowances that’s why he can’t let go of this strike.”

However, Moshe Dayan @OnyangoMoses2 said: “Mr Sossion is a national leader, representing teachers all over Kenya, do u expect him to earn as a P1 teacher?”