- One can leave office six months to the retirement date but voluntarily.
- Mr Sossion opposed the regulations while Mr Nzili supported them.
Two top Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) officials have been kicked out of their positions ahead of their retirement as leadership wrangles take stage.
Knut Chairman Mudzo Nzili and his vice-chairman Samson Kaguma have been served with retirement letters by Secretary-General Wilson Sossion who has also declared December 14 as the date of election to fill their positions.
Mr Wickliffe Omucheyi, the second vice-chairman, has been appointed as acting chairman ahead of the poll.
However, Mr Nzili, who has been involved in wrangles with Mr Sossion at the union in the past, insisted that he had not retired. “I do not want to comment further on this issue please,” he told Nation.
Sources at the union said Mr Nzili is likely to head to court in order to stop the planned election.
He is supposed to retire officially in June next year when he turns 60 while Mr Kaguma is to retire in April next year.
However, one can leave office six months to the retirement date but voluntarily.
The planned December election will also be held for the position of second vice-chairman.