BY BMJ MURIITHI

Celebrated Kenyan scholar PLO Lumumba did not mince words nor shy away from calling a spade a spade when he spoke at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on June 21st, 2017.

In a lengthy speech covering a wide range of topics, Lumumba heaped praise on Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli and chastized his countrymen and women (Kenyans) whom he said were driving the country in the wrong direction mainly in regard to tribal politics and corruption.

Saying the Kenya can learn a thing or two from Magufuli’s style of leadership, Lumumba made reference to a recent case in which a beleaguered businessman is said to have sought forgiveness from the president but was told that he must pay what he owed the Tanzanians before he could be forgiven.

Lumumba also paid glowing tribute to the founding president of Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere and a few other African leaders.

At one point, he referred to the University of Dar es Salaam as the ‘ground zero’ for intellectual revolutionaries.

“This university was the Mecca of political revolutionaries,” he said.

 

You don’t want to miss this video courtesy of University of Dar es Salaam:

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