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PLO – Lumumba, LL.D, D. Litt (hc), CPS (K), MKIM. Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanzania, and. Director/Chief Executive, The Kenya School of Law. speeches, festivals, symposia and transient activities but instead to give value to his long held vision that the world can be made a better place. This is a speech by Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, commonly referred to as Prof. PLO Lumumba, a Kenyan national and a former Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission from September to August Africa’s Worst Tragedy: Economic Disorientation – A Case of South Sudan!.
He has picked 36 of his speeches and essays in a new title, The Searching Soul that is just rolling off the press. Dr Lumumba is famed for oratory skills and language use. He has a trademark for expressions, vocabulary and voice intonations. On the podium, he employs a combination of literary techniques to deliver his message home. So much does he mesmerise his audiences that his articulations are a popular resource for caricatures and comedians. His listeners often quip they need a thesaurus to keep up with him.
Many times I ask myself, what would happen if Mwalimu were to rise up and see what is happening. Many times I will ask myself what will happen if Kwame Nkrumah and Patrice Lumumba were to rise up and see what is happening.
Because what they would be confronted with is an Africa where the Democratic Republic of Congo is unsettled. As I speak to you the Central African Republic is at war. But we talk of it only mutely. As I speak to you now, Eritrea is unsettled. As I speak to you now there is unease in Egypt, as there is unease in Libya. In Niger it is no better, in Senegal in the Cassamance, it is no better.
In Somalia it is no better. Africa is at war with ourself. This is what they would be confronted with. They would be confronted with an Africa which statistician and romantic economists say is growing, but which in truth is stagnated. That is the Africa that they would be confronted with. They would be confronted with an Africa which, as Professor Mlama intimated in our presentation here, is an Africa which is suffering from schizophrenia — it does not know herself.
They would be confronted with an Africa where young men and young women are constantly humiliated at embassies of European countries and the United States as they seek the almighty green card.
They would be confronted with an Africa where young men and women from Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali and Mauritania drown in the Mediterranean as they seek to be enslaved in Europe.
This time around, Africans are not wailing and kicking as they are being taken away to be enslaved, they are seen wailing and kicking as they seek to be enslaved in Europe and America.
This is the tragedy of Africa. They would be confronted with an Africa where people have lost their self-pride. An Africa where Africans are not proud of their things. An Africa where in the hotels of Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, even food has foreign names. When we fry potatoes we call them French fries even when they are fried in Dar es Salaam. They would be confronted with another Africa, an Africa which does not tell her story.
Because throughout the ages, the battle has always been the battle of the mind. If your mind is conquered, then you are going nowhere. But the question is, are we thinking? Tanzania has universities including Dar es Salaam. Nairobi has universities as indeed Kampala, as indeed South Africa, Johannesburg.
We have all these universities. We have engineers, but our roads are not being made by Tanzanian civil engineers, it is the Chinese who are present in this assembly who are making our roads. So we have engineers who cannot even make roads. We have doctors whom we have trained, but when we are sick — particularly if we are of the political class — depending on who colonized you, if you are colonized by the United Kingdom, you rush to London.
If you colonized by the French, you rush to Paris.
If you are colonized by the Portuguese, you rush to Lisbon, and if you are colonized by the Spaniards, you rush to Madrid, Spain. And recently, because the Asians are beginning to get their act together, we run to India. And very lately, because the Arabs are also beginning to get their act together, we run to Dubai. But we have no faith in our doctors. Our political class introduced something that they call free education, that is free indeed.
Free of knowledge. Because they are so suspicious of those institutions, that the typical African politician will not dare take their children to those schools. Their children will be educated in the British system, in the American system, so that when they graduate they go to the United Kingdom, to the United States.
Whenever we are given an opportunity to elect our leaders, we are given a blank check. And if you permit me a little latitude, and if you give me a blank check and you allow me to analogize and you say that I am given the blank check to buy a Mercedes Benz, what we do is when we are called upon — having been so empowered — we buy what we call a tuk-tuk from India and we expect it to behave ike a Mercedes Benz.
It is not for nothing that we Africans say mother is supreme. This was at St. Lumumba's quotes on youth PLO during the prize giving day at St. At the Holy Family Basilica, 11th May where he was speaking at the National Catholic Youth Centre on the subject General Elections and Years Beyond, he said I know we are looking forward to the General Elections and metaphorically speaking, from the Egypt of KANU misrule to the Canaan of a new dispensation; but I have my doubts fellow countrymen and women that those who represent change today are graduates of the KANU school of politics whose curriculum has no Course on change.
The youth are the true barometers of the political and economic climate of any country. Therefore take your pride of place; you are not leaders of tomorrow, start serving today.
Take a look at some of his famous speeches. Like the man for whom I am named, I prefer to die with my head high above with indestructible faith and profound belief in the destiny of my country, than to live in humility and renounce the principles which I consider sacred. In the history of our country, this is the time.
The professor's view on success There is no comparison between that which is lost by trying and that which is lost by not trying.
We must therefore not burden God with minutiae. Praying without action is mere superstition. Faith must be accompanied by action. PLO during a press conference in in response to claims of delay in the constitution review process, he said: That which ripens quickly rots quickly. We cannot run a country where virtue is vice and vice is virtue. We cannot live in a country where the looters of yester-years assume they have undergone a Pauline conversion because they are in opposition and oppose the Government of the day.
Some of our richest men and women are to be found in politics, and their creed is, thou shall reap what thou hath not sown. When I look at Africa many questions come to mind, many times I have asked myself what would happen if Dr Kwame Nkrumah and Patrice Lumumba were to rise up and see what is happening, many times I have asked myself what would happen if Nelson Madiba Mandela were to rise up and see what is happening, because what they will be confronted with is an Africa where the Democratic Republic of Congo is unsettled, there is a war going on there, but it's not on the front pages of our newspapers because we don't even control our newspapers and the media.
We live in a country where our young ladies who have recently attained the age of puberty cannot afford sanitary pads, but our men and women in public offices have iPads, which they do not even know how to use. PLO during the prize giving day at Moi Girls School, Nairobi, he said: Verily, verily, I tell you; any society that does not pay regard to the girl and her education is built on a foundation of sand.
I will not embrace cheap heroism by pretending to be afire eating pseudo-revolutionary. I prefer to be called names, but I will remain a servant of my conscience and a warrior for truth and justice. He made these remarks in an address to fellow students in December at the Great Court in the University of Nairobi.
So who is PLO Lumumba? PLO Lumumba tribe is Luo. Patrick was named after an African hero Patrice Emerile Lumumba , and it seems his destiny was already set in stone as a young boy. Remember Patrice Emerile Lumumba was an active pan-Africanist who died in and I was born a year later. My father could have been impressed by the credentials of Lumumba of Congo at that time. I am not sure. He sat for his Certificate of Primary Education in the former.
B Honors from the University of Nairobi in the same year. M and wrote a thesis on National Security and Fundamental Rights.
PLO also has accolades and honors from other universities around the globe. Subscribe to watch new videos Did you know that PLO Lumumba never wore jeans or went clubbing when he was a university student? The Yat-Sen suits popularly known as Mao suits have always been his preferred mode of dressing. He was also a very disciplined man while in campus and took extra steps to ensure his spiritual life is in check. That is, I was a slave of my conscience, and not the adolescent tantrums that are common among college students nowadays.