Editor's Review

  • Magoha has come under pressure over alleged high headedness.
  • Sossion nows wants President Uhuru to protect the CS from cartels. 

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta to protect Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.

Sossion's plea comes at a time Magoha is facing scrutiny over alleged high headedness. This is after Magoha was recorded insulting a junior education officer.  

However, according to Sossion, cartels have blown the incident out of proportion following CS Magoha's tough stance on corruption in the ministry. 

"The same cartels who fought and removed CS Amina Mohamed are taking advantage of a minor incident to remove Magoha because of his stance against corruption," he said. 

Sossion noted that the CS was justified in his conduct since he is guided by quality service delivery.  

"What really was the personal concern of Magoha at Langas Primary School? Proper hygiene and he was asking questions his field officer?" he posed. 

The Knut boss, who doubles up as a nominated MP, called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to come out and defend CS Magoha. 

"The president should not buy this nonsense from people scheming against Magoha because he has sealed all corruption loopholes used by cartels to embezzle public funds," he added.  

Contrary to public opinion, Sossion wants President Uhuru to give Magoha more powers to tame incompetence in the ministry.  

Sossion further claimed that cartels attempt to take Magoha down in order to give room for examination cheating.  

His pleas come just a day after the Public Service Commission strips off Magoha powers to carry out human resource roles in the ministry.  

"It is unheard of for a commission under another ministry to take powers from a CS in another ministry, an appointee of the President, it is wrong and bullying," said Sossion. 

The changes in the ministry were announced on Friday after Magoha was captured insulting the official from Uasin Gishu county.