Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Nominated MP Wilson Sossion has announced his exit from the Raila Odinga-led party to Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
The former Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) secretary-general declared that he will run for Bomet senatorial seat during the 2022 General Election.
Through a Facebook post, Sossion revealed that the elders had asked him to drum up support for DP Ruto and also help popularise the UDA party.
“They say charity begins at home, today in my residence, the elders of Motigo Sub-Location in Bomet Central have decided to endorse my senate aspirations in 2022,” Sossion posted on Facebook.
“The elders have advised me to stick on the prize and avoid backing any politician but to support the Deputy President William Ruto in his 2022 presidential bid as well as popularizing the newly formed party UDA.”
This comes barely two months after Sossion resigned as Knut Secretary-General, citing lack of support from the government.
Session announced that he wanted to focus on his political career. He, however, pledged to continue fighting for the welfare of union members.
“I bow out of Knut as the secretary-general. I shall remain loyal to Knut and will always be available to advise and support the new leadership of the union,” he said then.
“As I exit, I hope the government will support teachers. I am making this appeal. I trust that the government will find it necessary to allow the union’s money to flow in from the teachers.”
Sossion is likely battle it out against Senator Christopher Lang’at, who is an ally to DP Ruto.