In the build-up to the August 9, elections, former nominated MP Wilson Sossion dumped Raila Odinga for William Ruto to secure a job in Kenya’s Kwanza government.
The firebrand unionist who unsuccessfully vied for the Bomet senatorial seat was not considered during the unveiling of the Cabinet and the Principal Secretaries even as UDA poll losers were incorporated into the government.
On Tuesday, November 22, the former nominated MP exuded confidence in his ability to deliver and secure Ruto’s agenda if allowed to serve Kenyans.
Appearing during an interview on K24, the vocal unionist said he was ready to take up any job should the Head of State offer him one in what appeared that he was indirectly asking for a job.
“I promise, given any position I will deliver like nobody’s business. If the appointment will come, let it come quickly as possible and I will take it up and execute,” he said.
The former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) secretary-general, further dismissed sections of media reports linking him as the successor to Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia.
Should he not be accommodated, Sossioni could head back to Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s political camp due to his personal friendship with the former Prime Minister.
It is worth noting that in 2017, Wilson Sossion unsuccessfully contested for the Bomet gubernatorial seat under the ODM party ticket.
However, he lost the race to the late Governor Joyce Laboso of the Jubilee Party but Raila nominated him to parliament.
While shifting allegiance, Sossioni said the decision was not his but of the elders back at home.
“The elders have advised me to stick to the prize and avoid backing any politician but to support Deputy President William Ruto in his 2022 presidential bid as well as popularizing the newly formed party UDA,” Sossion said in 2021.