Teachers have through the KNUT Chairman, Mudzo Nzili denied endorsing NASA presidential flag bearer, Raila Odinga.
The union’s Secretary General, Wilson Sossion had allegedly endorsed Raila and was said on being in ODM’s list of nominated members of parliament.
“National steering committee and national executive council have not declared anything for teachers or support for NASA,” he said.
According to Nzili, Kenyan teachers are free to support their candidate of choice and will not have a certain candidate forced down their throats.
“Teachers are free to support the candidate of their choice and maintain your neutrality for the benefit of activities of IEBC,” he added.
Mudzo called Sossion out accusing him of being unethical saying associating teachers with NASA was wrong since most of the teachers are working for the IEBC.
Speaking in Diani, he said Sossion’s endorsement was personal just like his endorsing Jubilee was also personal.
“He has been promised nomination and so let him go. Kenya teachers have the freedom to support any party they want. Those in Jubilee strongholds and those in ODM strongholds can support who they want. We have no marriage with NASA. We have not declared to support Raila,” he said.
He continued to say that the union will work with the ruling government as it has always been.
Labour movements in the course of the week endorsed Raila Odinga for the presidency.
They are KNUT, Kenya University Staff Union, Dock Workers’ Union, University Academic Staff Union, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists’ Union and KNUN who felt neglected by the Jubilee government.
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