Prof. PLO Lumumba and the Magufulification of Africa

Notably, Prof. PLO Lumumba born Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba never wore jeans in Campus. “While on campus, I believed what I believe right now. That is, I was a slave of my conscience and not the adolescent tantrums that are common among college students nowadays.

Equally important, I never took part in any strike. And also, I knew that my mind could think something better than being subjected to believe that violence gives birth to solutions.” States Prof. PLO Lumumba.

Prof. PLO Lumumba

Important to realize, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba was born on 17th July 1962. Whereas, he is an Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanzania and Law Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi.

Additionally, Prof. Lumumba is also the Director of The Kenya School of Laws since the year 2014. Prof. PLO Lumumba is one of the Trustees and the Executive Director of the African Institute of Leaders and Leadership, Nairobi, Kenya.

Prof. PLO Lumumba 

Speaking at the ninth Mwalimu Nyerere Intellectual Festival in the city, Prof PLO Lumumba described the Magufulification of Africa. In particular, during his moving speech, he said; I am not a Jewish Prophet or a (ruling party) CCM Member.

But, if Magufuli continues with his current pace and gets a second five-year term as president, Tanzania will surely become one of the largest economies in the World.”

On one hand, Prof. PLO Lumumba noted that African’s political hygiene has been spoiled by politicians openly engaging in corruption. Stealing national wealth, while the youth suffer from high unemployment rates.

On the other hand, referring to recent happenings in Tanzania, he said it is not easy for a ‘White gentlemen’ to go to State House and express regret to the president for past international business misdeeds.

John Joseph Magufuli

John Joseph Magufuli was born on 29th October 1959. Notably, he is the current president of Tanzania since taking an oath of office in 2015. Important to realize, Magufuli was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 1995 and also serving as Deputy Minister of Works from 1995 to 2000.

In addition, you’ll find more details about John Joseph Magufuli. 

When John Joseph Magufuli, the president of Tanzania came to power in October, he has become vocal, and his impact has been felt by the local population in various provinces of Tanzania. He has been nicknamed “the Bulldozer” for his leadership style.

After taking the office, he has captured regional and international attention. Be that as it may, his activity and zeal, for example, is making headlines in major newspapers from East Africa to as far as Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Then again, his name and praises are all over in social media. For instance, a hilarious Twitter hashtag #WhatWouldMagufuliDothat has taken social media by storm.

Furthermore, a new verb has been coined too; “magufulify”, meaning “to make something faster and cheaper” and “to deprive public officials of their capacity to enjoy life on taxpayer’s expense”.

Prof. Lumumba speaks to African religious leaders in Kigali Rwanda
Prof. PLO Lumumba Magufulification of Africa Summary

“And like a Catholic priest, President Magufuli says ‘ I hear you, my son…… I will forgive you but you must pay for the revenue loss to the country,” Prof. PLO Lumumba remarked.

He added: ” I feel proud that there is an African leader who can stand up to the international group which has for a long time gypped his country of its proper tax rights…. this is why I say Magufuli is a breath of fresh air.”

Moreover, he acknowledged that some Tanzanians may see Magufuli as disrupting their own agendas for personal economic gain, but emphasized that “Yes, such pain is necessary because there’s no gain without pain.”

Not to mention, Prof. PLO Lumumba said he felt sorry for African leaders like Zimbabwe’s veteran President Robert Mugabe, whose country is currently suffering from a 90 percent unemployment rate.

Below is a collection of videos in which Prof. PLO Lumumba, as can be seen, is defining and explaining the process of ‘Magufulification of Africa.

PART ONE: Magufulification of Africa by Prof. PLO Lumumba
PART TWO: Magufulification of Africa by Prof. Lumumba
PART THREE: Magufulification of Africa by Prof. Lumumba 
PART FOUR: Magufulification of Africa by Prof. Lumumba

As can be seen, the Key speakers were Prof. PLO Lumumba from Kenya, Prof. Abdoulaye Bathily from Senegal, and Dr. Mamphele Ramphele of South Africa.

Participants included the former long-serving secretary-general of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim; former Prime Minister Joseph Warioba, and Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation chairman Joseph Butiku.


According to the Kenyan orator, African countries should not be proud of their independence. Especially, if they still can’t feed themselves and continue to depend on the West for even crop seeds.

Equally important, as Prof. Lumumba puts it, “a good dancer must know when to leave the stage” in reference to the African political power embezzlement and long term stay in office.

In conclusion, Prof. Lumumba advised that; “it is not all about the mistakes we do make, but it is about the lessons we learn from those mistakes. Magufuli is a good example for Africa and should be emulated by fellow African leaders.”

Whereas the content will only be safe if its politics are ‘Magufulified‘ like in Tanzania.


Of course, Prof. Lumumba is a renowned legal practitioner recognized by peers as a leading litigator in Constitutional Law and Judicial Review Cases. Not to mention that; he also has been recognized by the Kenya- USA Society as a Leader in the mold of Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr.

With several thousand speeches on diverse subjects delivered in and outside Kenya, Lumumba is recognized as one of the leading public speakers in Kenya.

Conversely, you’ll see other related Celebrities & Public Figures notable missions and humanitarian efforts through the jmexclusives Blog.

  1. SDE – I never wore jeans in Campus – Prof. Lumumba.
  2. Ipp Media – Kenya’s PLO Lumumba calls for a “Magufulified” Africa.
  3. Joburg Post – Magufulification of Africa: A role model for Africa or another reality of one Person.
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