Disappointment, euphoria after PLO Lumumba’s address to Supreme Court
Kenyans on Twitter had mixed reaction to the eloquent representation of the IEBC by renowned lawyer PLO Lumumba on Monday night.
Prof Lumumba ended the defence of the commission with a flourish language and on a high note, even earning the recognition of the Chief Justice David Maraga.
The CJ told the well-known orator : “Mr Lumumba, you were clear,” to which Prof Lumumba responded: “May the Lord bless you.”
The former director of the anti-corruption commission started off by telling the judges that: “The pleadings before you suffer from lack of focus and particularity.”
He also characterised the affidavits sworn by Mr Odinga and his team as full of hearsay and the case as built on stilts “that must collapse under the weight of evidence.”
But his apparent dismantling of the presidential petition by National Super Alliance left many either confused or disappointed for ‘dining with the devil’.
Others were, however, impressed by his eloquence.
Below are the 10 best reactions to his address:
1. This one who attempted to drop bigger words
Does my friend PLO Lumumba have anything more than the grating SOUND + FURY of the English language? Justice is PLAIN SPOKEN, not BOMBASTIC.
— Prof Makau Mutua (@makaumutua) August 28, 2017
2. This is funny AF!
All those who have watched PLO Lumumba submission in #PresidentialPetitionKe are requested to pick their Law diploma from KSL tomorrow 11am
— Philip Mwaura (@philipmwaura) August 28, 2017
3. The glee
— Victor Mochere (@VictorMochere) August 28, 2017
4. But some were unimpressed
Otiende Amollo is doing very well so far. PLO Lumumba looks like a literature and linguistics student in a mechanical engineering class!
— #TeamMwalimuDida (@mwalimu_dida) August 28, 2017
5. He was not alone
PLO Lumumba sounds intelligent until you listen keenly to his arguments. They are empty only coated with fabulous words. ?
— Lang' Mei ?? (@_LAGALESS) August 28, 2017
6. Then he lost respect
Senior Counsel James Orengo represents the people of Kenya. Other lawyers represent crooks and IEBC.
Dr. PLO Lumumba has lost my respect.
— #CBKFascism #FreedomOfExpression (@harrisonmumia) August 27, 2017
7. But wait a minute
BREAKING: Top Kenyan lawyer, PLO Lumumba's career suffers a major setback after losing respect from H. Mumia, a labourer at a Mumias farm https://t.co/WBPzpEbjls
— Team Kũrũria (@BlackBarmitzvar) August 28, 2017
8. Some even questioned his stance
PLO LUMUMBA criticizes African leaders for impunity now he camps with impunity.. Lost!!! #PresidentialPetitionKe
— #SmileAddict ???? (@_UncleEddie) August 28, 2017
9. The hate
PLO Lumumba is the real definition of a hypocrite fam.But why? Kwani in law there's nothing like principles?Is it all about money ama?
— Yells (@Yells_O) August 27, 2017
10. No comeback
Nice to see PLO Lumumba using (mostly) his own words for a change https://t.co/ZTcefmkFI8
— Larry Madowo (@LarryMadowo) August 28, 2017