Former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion says only William Ruto, Kenya’s President-elect, knows if he is the ideal candidate to head the education ministry under his government.
Sossion, who is a former nominated MP, was a key campaigner of Dr. Ruto under the Kenya Kwanza Alliance coalition which saw him elected as Kenya’s fifth president.
The unionist however says his work in Kenya Kwanza was to help come up with a manifesto and popularise it, and that he did not lobby for any cabinet position in Ruto’s administration.
The president decides who serves where,” Sossion told K24 TV on Wednesday when asked if he is up for the Education Cabinet Secretary or Permanent Secretary posts.
“I do not have, any pre-election agreement on that particular job and we do not lobby, the president will decide where you will serve,” he added.
Sossion nonetheless lauded Kenya Kwanza’s education charter as a key tool in transforming the education sector and the welfare of teachers.
“My business was to support Kenya Kwanza in its philosophy of the bottom-up economic model. It was in drafting the charter and I’m happy because the charter is good for education and teachers,” he said.
“Whatever else happens after here is not within my power. We finished our engagement with the president as Kenyans at the ballot box. Beyond the ballot box, the president will make his own arrangements and appoint whoever he thinks.”