Wilson Sossion, the mother of former Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion, has died.
Mama Ruth Chepng’eno is said to have collapsed at home and was taken to Tenwek Mission Hospital, where she died.
In a public statement, the former nominated Member of Parliament revealed the news of his mother’s death, writing:
“It is with deep shock and sorrow that we announce the passing on to glory of our beloved mother Ruth Chepng’eno Sossion. She collapsed at home and was pronounced dead on arrival at Tenwek Hospital. May she Rest In Eternal Peace”.
Condolences streamed in with leaders across the political joining the grieving family in prayers.
“Heartfelt condolence to you and your family,” former Bomet East MP Bernard Bett said in a statement.
Sossion began his career at Tenwek High School in 1983 as a teacher.
He rose through the ranks to head the giant Teachers’ Union in 2013 and became a prominent figure in Kenya’s trade unions.
He would venture into politics after warming up to the National Super Alliance (NASA) headed by Raila Odinga in the 2017 general elections.
Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta eventually won the contest, with Sossion landing a nomination to parliament.
The 2022 election would see Sossion switch sides and join Unted Democratic Alliance (UDA) led by President William Ruto who faced off with Odinga.
His attempts to clinch the party ticket for the Bomet Senatorial seat was unsuccessful.
The appointment however failed to see light of day as a court ruling declared the position unconstitutional.