Prof. PLO Lumumba whose full name is Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba was born on 17th July 1962 and raised in Usenge, a little village at the Lake Victoria KENYA.Named after an African hero of that time,Patrice Emery Lumumba, he was actually already predicted for great works and visions for Africa right from birth.
Like any other ordinary boy at his time, he started his elementary education in his ancestral village Usenge and later moved to Nairobi’s St. Patrick school(CPE) and Pumwani Secondary school (O’level). He then successfully completed the then highest level of high school system in the year 1979 at Ambira High school to pave way for University studies which he did and eventually attained his first degree aged 23 and didn’t stop there!
He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanzania and Law Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi and the Director of The Kenya School of Laws since the year 2014.
He is one of the Trustees and the Executive Director of the African Institute of Leaders and Leadership, Nairobi, Kenya. He received his LL.B and LL.M Degrees in Law at the University of Nairobi, followed by a PhD in the Laws of the Sea at the University of Ghent in Belgium.
2004: University of Ghent (Belgium)
Doctor of Philosophy in Law (Ph.D)
1989: University of Nairobi
Master of Laws (LL.M)
Thesis: National Security and Fundamental Rights.
1985: University of Nairobi
Bachelor of Laws LL.B Honours
1985: Kenya School of Law
Post Graduate Diploma
1979 : Ambira High School
1975: Secondary School Student at Pumwani Secondary School, KENYA
(`O’- Level Certificate)
1973: Primary school Student at St. Patrick’s Primary School (Primary VI – VII)
Certificate of Primary Education (CPE)
1969: Primary school Student at Usenge Primary School (Primary I – V)
October 2001: Appointed by Hon. the Attorney General to serve in the National Committee on Implementation of International Humanitarian Law
October 2001 – To Date: Secretary to the constitution of Kenya Review Commission
1991 – To Date: Lecturer in Law at the University of Nairobi
(LL.B AND LL.M CLASSES)
a) Criminal Procedure and Practice
b) Judicial Review
c) General Supervisor of Dissertations
a) Human Rights and Self Determination
b) Comparative Constitutional Laws
1991 –To Date: Advocate Partner at M/S Lumumba & MUMMA
1989 – 1990: Assistant Lecturer at the University of Nairobi (For LL.B Classes)
Part-time Lecturer at United States International University – Africa (Business Law)
Part-time Lecturer at Dynamic School of Accountancy (Law for Accountants)
Lecturer in Law- Kenya School of Law (Post Graduate diploma class)
1987 – 1989: Law Practice at M/S Otieno Lumumba & Co. Advocates
Part-Time Lecturer (Law for Accounts) at Kenya College of Accountancy, Nairobi
1986 – 1988: Legal Assistant at Waruhiu & Muite Avocates,Nairobi
Prof. PLO Lumumba has attended several merit trainings including at the Afoul Wallenburg Institute at the University of Lund, in Sweden (Human Rights), Commonwealth Young Lawyers Course at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London), International Committee of the Red Cross for University Teachers in Geneva (Humanitarian Law), The International Visitors Programmes in the United States of America among others.He was the Secretary of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission and former Director of the defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC): Now Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
PLO Lumumba has lectured at the United States International University, Nairobi, the University of Nairobi, Widener University (USA) Nairobi Summer Programs.
PLO Lumumba who was a Student Leader in his student days has also served in the Law Society of Kenya and has received recognition by the Law Society of Kenya and the International Commission of Jurists (Kenya Chapter) as a member in good standing.
Lumumba is a renowned legal practitioner recognized by peers as a leading litigator in Constitutional Law and Judicial Review Cases. Ha also has been recognized by the Kenya- USA Society as a Leader in the mould of Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. With several thousand speeches on diverse subjects delivered in and outside Kenya, Lumumba is recognized as one of the leading public speakers in Kenya. His selected speeches will be released in book form under the title.
Prof PLO Lumumba Foundation
PLO Lumumba is also the founder of several organizations including the PLO Lumumba Foundation, a charitable organization that has been in operation since 1990. The Association of the Citizens Against Corruption (ACAC), Movement for Dialogue and Non- Violence (MODAN), The African Institute of Leaders and Leadership (AILL), a Trustee of Ufadhili Trust and a Director of Makini Schools.
Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba is among the most decorated if not the most decorated lawyers in Africa. PLO Lumumba quotes often leave the mind with a lot to ponder and judging by his fluency in both thought and speech, you can tell the man is a serious thinker.
Speeches by PLO Lumumba are both informative and thought-provoking. The Kenyan orator and lawyer is also known for addressing the issues most people are afraid to speak out about in public with ease and a lack of fear.
Lumumba is never intimidated by politicians or corporations when he speaks about the rot in Kenya and Africa in general.
While a huge percentage listen to his speeches, not many hear what the professor tries to communicate considering his statements are both lengthy and detailed.
However, after watching PLO Lumumba videos on Social Media more than once, many Kenyans and Africans, in general, have embraced the knowledge Lumumba has and almost concur with every statement he makes.