Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, better known as PLO Lumumba, is a prominent Kenyan figure known for his fearless pursuit of justice and strong convictions in his beliefs. Born on July 17, 1962, Lumumba has left an indelible mark on Kenyan society through his work in law and anti-corruption efforts.
Lumumba is an eloquent lawyer, holding a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in law from the University of Nairobi, where he graduated with honors. His master’s thesis on national security and fundamental rights showcases his expertise in the field, and he also holds a PhD in Laws of the Sea from the University of Ghent in Belgium.
Lumumba is a staunch Pan-Africanist, having been greatly influenced by figures such as Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba, and Thomas Sankara, whom he often quotes in his speeches. He has delivered several powerful speeches advocating for African solutions to African problems and encouraging African leaders to rise up to the challenges that the continent faces.
In 2014, Lumumba became the Director of The Kenya School of Law, a position that he has held to date. As the head of the institution, he has been actively involved in shaping the future of legal education in Kenya and mentoring young lawyers.
Lumumba is known for his dedication to martial arts, having practiced Shotokan Karate since 1975. He is a third dan black belt in the discipline, demonstrating his discipline and commitment to his interests beyond law.
Despite his admirable achievements and dedication to justice, Lumumba faced controversial circumstances when he was dismissed from his role as the Director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission. However, he will always be remembered for his unwavering commitment to fighting corruption in the face of adversity.