Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba (born 17 July 1962) is a Kenyan who served as the Director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission from September 2010 to August 2011. Since 2014, Lumumba has been the Director of The Kenya School of Law. An eloquent lawyer, Lumumba earned his LL.B and LL.M degrees at the University of Nairobi. His LL.M thesis is titled National Security And Fundamental Rights. Additionally, Lumumba holds a PhD in Laws of the Sea from the University of Ghent in Belgium. Lumumba is a staunch Pan-Africanist and has delivered several powerful speeches alluding to or about African solutions to African problems.
P. L. O. Lumumba
|Director of Kenya School of Law|
|Assumed office |
|Deputy||Ms. Margaret Muigai|
|Preceded by||Prof. Bitonye Kulundu|
|Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission|
September 2010 – August 2017
|Preceded by||Aaron Ringera|
|Born||17 July 1962|
|Alma mater||University of Nairobi (LL.B), (LL.M) |
Kenya School of Law (PGDip)
Ghent University (PhD)
|Positions||Founder, PLO Lumumba Fndn |
Dean, School of Law, Kabarak University
He is an admirer of Patrice Lumumba and Thomas Sankara, the assassinated revolutionary leaders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burkina Faso, respectively. Lumumba has referred to and quoted them several times in his speeches. Lumumba is also remembered for his emotion-laden and energetic speech in Uganda at the third Anti-Corruption Convention. On August 28, 2015, the PAV Ansah Foundation invited Lumumba to speak at the 2015 PAVA Forum on "Good Governance and tiop, Whither Africa?"
2015 PAVA ForumEdit
At the lecture, Lumumba expressed his serious concern about the energy crises that African leaders have allowed to reach such a devastating stage. Lumumba also talked about the issue of African youth fleeing the continent. Lumumba blamed them on the economic hardships and the "misgovernment" from their leaders. Lumumba encouraged African leaders to rise to the challenge of changing the fortunes of the continent. In 2017, Lumumba gave a moving speech to youths in Kenya on importance of making bold choice at The Fearless conference 2017.
Lumumba served as the Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission for less than a year and was dismissed under controversial circumstances. Lumumba attempted "to slay the elusive corruption dragon to no avail", and "will especially be remembered for [his] contributions in fighting corruption in an environment where all odds were against [him]".
In his spare time, Lumumba is known to practice martial arts and is a third dan black belt in Shotokan Karate. He claims to have practiced martial arts since 1975.
Lumumba has written several books on law and politics:
- Kenya's Quest for a Constitution: The Postponed Promise
- Call for political hygiene in Kenya
- An Outline of Criminal Procedure in Kenya
- Judicial review in Kenya
- Call for Hygiene in Kenyan Politics
- The Quotable P.L.O. Lumumba
- Judicial review of administrative actions in Kenya
- A handbook on criminal procedure in Kenya
- Stolen Moments
- The Constitution of Kenya, 2010: An Introductory Commentary
- Mhhh Afrika!!!
- Ang'o marach?
- "Advisory Board". plofoundation.com. Archived from the original on 27 October 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- "EACC History". www.eacc.go.ke. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
- App, Daily Nation. "Lumumba named law school boss". Retrieved 2017-11-23.
- "'Dumsorisation' of Africa must stop – P.L.O Lumumba". 29 August 2015.
- Jeremy Horder; Peter Alldridge (25 April 2013). Modern Bribery Law: Comparative Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, 2013. p. 30. ISBN 9781107354968.
- Sonye, D. (9 October 2014). The Dragon Called Corruption. LULU Press 2014. p. 60. ISBN 9781312534834.
- "Karate Black Belt PLO Lumumba talks martial arts & the spiritual benefits". BudoDragon. 2020-11-06. Retrieved 2020-11-17.