Knut secretary-general Wilson Sossion has said he will not resign despite the Orange Democratic Movement proposing his nomination to Parliament.
Mr Sossion maintained that he would continue serving as secretary-general as the Trade Unions Congress of Kenya, which proposed his nomination, defended the decision.
“I will carry the spirit of workers to the floor of the House without any fear. What has been done is for the best interest of workers,” Mr Sossion said in Nairobi on Wednesday.
He was accompanied by TUC chairman Tom Odege and deputy secretary-general Charles Mukhwaya.
“I am not contesting any seat but I have just been nominated. For that reason I will not resign. I will represent a special interest group, which is workers,” he said.
In a statement, Dr Mukhwaya said those opposed to the nomination were ignorant of the Constitution’s provision for nomination of persons qualified to stand for election to represent special interests and minority groups.