Labour ministry bars Knut from replacing Mudzo Nzili

Knut Chairman Mudzo Nzili
Knut Chairman Mudzo Nzili at a past event. Mr Nzili and his vice-chairman Samson Kaguma were served with retirement letters by Secretary-General Wilson Sossion. FILE PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

The Ministry of Labour has stopped the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) from replacing its two top officials next month.

In a letter to Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion, Hellen Apiyo on behalf of labour Commissioner said the Ministry had received objections from Mr Mudzo Nzili and Samson Kaguma who said they are yet to attain the mandatory retirement age of 60years as stipulated by the union constitution.

“In light of the above and having referred to article 18(c) of the union constitution, it would be unlawful to proceed with the planed by-elections scheduled for December 14, since the positions are not yet vacant,” said the Labour commissioner.

The union was directed to seek further details on the matter from the registrar of trade union.