Prof. PLO Lumumba whose full name is Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba was born on 17th July 1962. 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.
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 recognised 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.
Plo Lumumba Accused of plagiarism, intellectual theft
Former anti-graft agency boss PLO Lumumba has been sued over alleged plagiarism and intellectual theft. Wachira Maina accused Lumumba of plagiarising an article he wrote, which was published in the East African newspaper. The article by Lumumba was published in the Law Society of Kenya Journal.
Maina says Lumumba wrote a 10,000-word essay titled ‘From Jurisprudence to Poliprudence: the Kenyan Presidential Election Petition 2013’, with nearly 5,000 words lifted from an article he wrote, published on April 20, last year.
He says Lumumba has behaved unethically. Maina criticised LSK for failing to sufficiently check before publishing the article. Maina wants compensation for intellectual theft. He also seeks to have the plagiarised part deleted from Lumumba’s article.
Maina wants Lumumba’s conduct declared to have undermined values and principles of public service as set in the Constitution, hence bar him from holding public office.