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P.L.O LUMUMBA TO REPLACE RINGERA AS KACC BOSS.

26 Nov


DO YOU THINK PARLIAMENT WILL APPROVE HIM?
The Kenya Anti Corruption Commission Advisory Board has nominated renowned lawyer PLO Lumumba to replace Aaron Ringera as Kenya’s anti-graft boss. It has also picked another lawyer Pravin Bowry as assistant director, legal services and Jane Onsongo as preventive services assistant director.

The Board is convinced that Dr Lumumba can ably lead Kacc in its mandate and has the dynamism and interpersonal skills to rally the country behind him and build a wide consensus and partnership necessary to win the war against corruption.

Mr Omogeni said that a total of 197 applicants responded to adverts placed in the media to fill the vacancies. He added that the board shortlisted 8 candidates for each of the three positions before conducting a final interview, where they came up with three names. Throughout the recruitment process, the Board was guided by law and its commitment to be impartial and independent. We were alive to the palpable fact that Kenyans expect the process to be fair and free from influence from any quarters.

Mr Omogeni said the Board, in making its choice, was driven by the need to “recruit Kenyans of high integrity and competency who have the experience, courage and determination to fight the war against corruption and restore confidence of the nation on our quest to fight corruption.” The three names will be forwarded to Parliament for debate and approval before they are referred to President Kibaki for appointment.

Dr Lumumba is a former Constitution of Kenya Review Commission secretary and was instrumental in drafting the Bomas Draft that was defeated in a referendum to enact a new constitution in 2005. He also contested, and lost, the Kamukunji parliamentary seat during the 2007 General election. He had vied on the ticket of a little known party, Chama Cha Umma (CCU). Dr Lumumba holds a doctorate degree in law from the University of Gent, Belgium and has taught law at the University of Nairobi for 17 years. He has practiced for 23 years as an advocate of the High Court.

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13 responses to “P.L.O LUMUMBA TO REPLACE RINGERA AS KACC BOSS.

  1. kamau

    November 27, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Phew. Finally we have some hope on the KACC boss issue. I am happy with team that carried out the interviews on the three people yet to be approved by parliament. Sorry to say that Kenya have always had this habit-before one is given some post in high places they promise us heaven,look for example at our elected members of parliament,during the campaigns they promised Kenyans some unbelievable things but what do we get in return? Discouragements ,more problems , corruption ,lack of basic needs etc.
    My point here is despite PLO LUMUMBA being many’s favorite especially when it comes to quoting some famous wise words from other leaders and using long difficult words to memorize i am personally so sure if he will survive this hot seat especially now that corruption roots are deeper than never before.
    YES parliament will approve him and the the other two assistant because its under pressure to fill the vacant and Omogeni and his team has clearly convinced parliament that the team is right for the job. Let us all wait and see how much Lumumba and his team can handle.

     
  2. Joe

    November 27, 2009 at 11:03 am

    YES yes parliament will surely approve Lumumba they don’t have an alternative. Because if they dont this means more delay on the pending corruption cases. Look at what KTN unveiled the other day. I had read a similar story on this blog relating the AIRPORTS and the many business Tycoons in Kenya who do not pay taxes leading to loss of billions in the country.
    The KACC needs to move with speed to tackle this form of madness. There is so much corruption in Kenya imagine leading in the whole of East Africa what a shame.

     
  3. shidamingi

    November 27, 2009 at 11:05 am

    We should not count our eggs before they hatch. Baits will be dangled before PLO by the corruption forces. Karua and Kiraitu are on record saying that corruption fights back. Lets hope PLO has the biceps. I wish you all the best (tongue in the cheek).

     
  4. tagz

    November 27, 2009 at 11:06 am

    This is some funny stuff. Why would someone with his right mind take a job that is a political minefield. Prominent or not prominent I can see these three character reputations being diminished and dragged all over the newspapers and and political jockeying.

     
  5. mzee-moja

    November 27, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Famous quote from PLO, “you do not respond to a mosquito bite with hammer”. That is where Ringera failed. Mr PLO kindly use a hammer from the word go, to instill some sense on our politicians and the corruption elite. Congratulations and that was a perfect choice. We’ll pray for you not to loose your charisma and direction in the quagmire of Kenyan politics. All the best buddy!

     
  6. samanta

    November 27, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I wouldn’t get over excited with this appointment chances are he will be shackled by the ‘our time to eat’ individuals in high places and if he himself may not be one of these individuals his efforts to do any good will be rail loaded

     
  7. doty

    November 27, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I want to believe politicians will give him time to do his work well without interference of any kind, he also needs powers to prosecute even the big fish without fear of losing his job at integrity center.

     
  8. Ibra

    November 27, 2009 at 11:23 am

    This is the man Kenya has yearned for since independence, we therefore believe he’s the right man for the job putting in mind that he has hosted an anti- corruption show in Kenya for a while. God bless you on your new job at KACC.

     
  9. mimi

    November 27, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I hope guys are congratulating PLO for the nomination and not getting the job! He hasn’t got it yet. Spare those messages till Parliament and the president approve the nomination. You know our politicians!!!!!

     
  10. chalo

    November 27, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I want to correct my friend who has made a comment. We all know that parliament has not approved the chosen team.Please save us the hustle all the guys leaving comments here are not stupid.

    PLO will now get to know the dirty tricks of our politicians and many banana skins will be laid on his path so that he can slide and break. In this job, courage is the number one virtue and I believe PLO was the perfect choice. There was only one room for one person and PLO got the job. Let’s us support him!

     
  11. siriaz

    November 27, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I AM NOT FOR PLO LUMUMBA. I FEAR THAT HE MAY BE SO DISCOURAGED OR JOIN THE MANY LIARS IN PARLIAMENT AND LOOSE HIS DIGNITY. THIS MEANS THAT HE WILL JUST BECOME LIKE THEM IN COVERING UP MANY OTHER VICES. EVEN BEFORE RINGERA WAS APPOINTED AS THE KACC BOSS WE ALL SANG HIS PRAISES. LOOK HOW HE LEFT A DISCOURAGED MAN DESPITE HIS BIG SALARY. LIKE WE ALL PUT IT THIS IS KENYA GUYS

     
  12. patoh

    November 27, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Mr. Lumumba taught me law for three years at the university of Nairobi and I strongly believe he will have a positive impact to our country. Patrick mwangi U.S.A.

     
  13. Kim

    November 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Why the excitement?One person will not end corruption in Kenya.We have to examine ourselves individually and change our views on corruption. Corruption is a demon that most kenyans tolerate and entertain instead of rebuking strongly.

    PLO will run into traps set by politicians and other interested parties such that he will not be able to execute his mandate and will resign in frustration. Look at Martha Karua now !

     

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