The PLO Lumumba Foundation was registered as a company limited by guarantee in 1990. It was formed for the noble cause of assisting the needy and brilliant students to achieve their academic dreams; an idea nurtured by the founder, Prof PLO Lumumba. Born and brought up in a deprived background, he was a beneficiary of the generosity of not a very well endowed philanthropist. His strong desire to give back to the society compelled him to start a charitable organisation; hence, the Foundation carries out charitable activities targeting the needy in the society and particularly the youth and women. Close to three decades, we have been actively involved in funding and participating in various activities based in rural and low-income urban areas. Health and education are at the core of our activities because we believe that a healthy and educated youth is an active participant in the transformation of their individual lives, families and society at large. As such, we have been awarding and continue to award bursaries to the needy youths to enable them pursue education in various educational institutions. We also organises annual Medical Camps in rural and low-income urban arrears.
Prof PLO Lumumba is the Founder and Chair of the PLO Lumumba Foundation. He is a former Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya School of Law. He is a Professor of Public Law and Founding Dean, Kabarak University School of Law. He has lectured law at the University of Nairobi, the United States International University (Africa), Widener University USA (Nairobi Summer School).
He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanzania. He holds Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from the University of Nairobi and a LL.D from the University Of Ghent, Belgium. He is a Certified Public Secretary FCPS (K). and a Member of the Kenya Institute of Management (MKIM).
He has been trained on Humans Rights at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London in England, Humanitarian Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of the University of Lund in Sweden and on International Humanitarian Law in Geneva, Switzerland.
He is a renowned legal practitioner. He is a former Secretary of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission and former Director of the defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, (KACC).
He is also the founding Trustee of the African Institute for Leaders and Leadership (AILL) and founding Chairman of the Association of Citizens Against Corruption (ACAC).
He has been named and recognised by the International Commission of Jurists (Kenya Section) and the Law Society of Kenya for his exemplary contribution to the legal profession. He was recognised by the Kenya-USA Association for the Martin Luther King Jnr., Leadership Award in 1996 and was the recipient of the 2008 Martin Luther King Africa Salute to Greatness Award by the Martin Luther King Jr. Africa Foundation. He has also been included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World and is the Distinguished Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Lecturer for 2014.
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I express my sincere gratitude to THE PLO LUMUMBA FOUNDATION for the consideration and support it has granted me to this level to pursue my Secondary education. My dream is to become an International lawyer and practice law to the highest level. I aspire to be one of the best legal practitioners in the world. Thank you so much PLO LUMUMBA FOUNDATION. God bless you abundantly
Leah Akollo MomboStudent
I would like to express my appreciation for THE PLO LUMUMBA FOUNDATION for fully supporting me to pursue my University education. I am currently in School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Nairobi. I would like to specialize in Human Pathology upon completing my undergraduate programme. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you are doing to me. Kindness can change the world.