In Summary
  • The recruitment of Dr Lumumba comes in the wake of an Efficiency Monitoring Unit (EMU) report recommended to the council of the CLE and the KSL board to advertise for the positions, claiming that Prof Kulundu-Bitonye was in office illegally.
  • Prof Kulundu-Bitonye, the report released this month alleged, misguided the KSL board of directors and the CLE over the renewal of his contract and increment of his salary since July 2006.
  • But Prof Kulundu-Bitonye denied the claims of abuse of office by the EMU, describing the latest report from the unit domiciled at the Office of the Deputy President as the “most incompetent and unprofessional”.

Former anti-corruption commission boss PLO Lumumba has taken over as the new director of Kenya School of Law (KSL).

Prof Lumumba (below), who was recruited competitively, comes into office following recommendations of Efficiency Monitoring Unit that the position be declared vacant and filled by the KSL board.

It was also a consequence of the enactment of two laws which separated the KSL and the Council of Legal Education (CLE), which were initially headed by Prof Wanyama Kulundu-Bitonye.

This means that Prof Kulundu-Bitonye will now only hold the position of secretary of CLE.

Yesterday, Prof Lumumba was in his new office at the school in Karen.

“I have been in office since March 17. Since I am still new, I am trying to learn how the school operates,” he said by phone.

He has served as the director of the thebn Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) from September 2010 to August 2011, before it was renamed Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

The recruitment of Dr Lumumba comes in the wake of an Efficiency Monitoring Unit (EMU) report recommended to the council of the CLE and the KSL board to advertise for the positions, claiming that Prof Kulundu-Bitonye was in office illegally.

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