Master orator PLO Lumumba once again left many Kenyans talking about his linguistic skills after making a submission at the Supreme Court.
Lumumba, while defending the IEBC from NASA’s petition, used terms that had Kenyans wondering whether he knew what he was saying or was just throwing words out there.
“The pleadings before you suffer from lack of focus and particularity. The test of the election is simple, it doesn’t require Pythagoras theorem,” PLO told the seven-judge bench.
The statement evoked displeasure among many observers, social media users, as well as NASA and Jubilee leaders. Many took to social media to air their displeasure at the PLO.
Professor Makau Mutua said, “Does my friend PLO Lumumba have anything more than the grating Sound + Fury of the English language?”
“Justice is plain spoken not bombastic,” he added.
Here is what Makau Mutua and other Kenyans tweeted;
PLO must be told awache Kizungu mingi like a sly queen.. This is not Nairobi Diaries
— calvin mulusa (@calvinmulusa) August 29, 2017
My fren we gave you the job to defend us kingereza mingi n catwalk on us nooo no let’s be serious this is public funds we are spending on u
— it’s KABELO (@AKabelo) August 28, 2017
Only good lawyers n judges can tell us on the judgement day..all these u talking here will remain bullshit.
— KIPSUS THE III (@Gkipserem) August 28, 2017
He forgets that Law is not about shouting complex grammar with no legal sense
— Evans Gaetano (@GaetanoEvans) August 28, 2017
PLO Lumumba is a good example of “when money overshadows integrity”
— Cliff Hapa Kule 🇰🇪 (@omboks) August 28, 2017
But Elgeyo Marakwet Senator-elect Kipchumba Murkomen criticised NASA saying “they had 30 advocates and now they hate PLO for descending on them while defending his client.”
They had 30 Advocate and now they hate PLO for descending on them while defending his client. But why? That’s the intolerance of our friends
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN (@kipmurkomen) August 28, 2017
Former Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba said he was proud to associate with Lumumba.
“Proud to have been taught law by this distinguished Kenyan patriot, a fine son of Bondo, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba,” he said.
Proud to have been taught law by this distinguished Kenyan patriot, a fine son of Bondo, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba
— Ababu Namwamba, EGH (@AbabuNamwamba) August 28, 2017