PLO Lumumba has resigned from his position as Director of the Kenya School of Law (KSL) to pursue other interests.
The renowned lawyer stated: “I wrote to the board last week to indicate that I will not be able to serve another term and they accepted my request. I want to demonstrate that, as a public servant, you can serve and leave room for others to also serve.”
Potential replacements for Lumumba have until October 17th to submit their applications.
Professor Lumumba has served as the Director of Kenya School of Law since 2014. He was previously the Director of the defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission between 2010 and 2011.
PLO Lumumba was most recently in the limelight as he represented the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) at the Supreme Court in a petition filed by National Super Alliance (NASA) Presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
Despite causing a stir online with his masterful use of English as he delivered his submissions, Lumumba failed to secure a ruling favourable to his client as IEBC was found to have failed to conduct the election in accordance with the law.
A fresh election has been scheduled by the IEBC for October 26th.
The IEBC has, however, been under pressure from the NASA to suspend Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba as a condition for participating in the fresh election.
Jubilee Party has demanded that NASA respect the independence of the IEBC and has urged the electoral body to ensure the election is held on the set date.
A joint meeting of Jubilee and NASA with the Chebukati-led commission is supposed to take place on Wednesday.