Teachers in Kiambu have asked Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion to resign after taking oath as a nominated MP.
They said Article 77, section 1 of the constitution bars full time state officers from engaging in any gainful employment.
Kiambu West branch executive secretary Michael Muna said Sossion is no longer eligible to continue serving teachers as their union boss.
“Anyone who thinks he or she can hold two public offices with a lot of responsibilities is just lying to themselves and to people who are excepting their service” he said on Friday.
Muna said Sossion’s deputy Hezbon Otieno should take the union boss position in acting capacity until fresh elections are called for.
Sossion was sworn in as an ODM MP on Thursday when the 12th Parliament commenced its first sitting.
“Teachers in the country have been labelled NASA supporters during the campaign period while we are not. Our trade union has never engaged in politics. We only negotiate for teachers’ pay and services,” Muna said.
But the teachers congratulated Sossion on his nomination.