COTU (Central Organization for Trade Unions)’s Secretary General Francis Atwoli was set to receive an honorary degree from Masinde Muliro University on Friday allegedly as per Education CS Fred Matiang’I’s directive.

He was set to receive a Doctorate in Labour Relations. Sossion wrote to CS Matiang’I saying that Atwoli was honoured according to the outlined procedure.

“The decision taken by your office (constitutes) outright interference (with) the management of institutions of higher learning. Documents are in the public domain that the university followed due process In arriving at the decision to confer Mr. Atwoli the degree,” read a portion of Sossion’s letter.

Mr. Atwoli has also spoken about the cancellation of the degree, “The university senate decided to pick me for the award. I was excited when I received the communication about but the university has been forced to cancel the plan.”