UPC invites Kenya’s Lumumba for Obote memorial lecture
Controversial Kenyan political commentator and lawyer, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, is today expected to give a keynote address as Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) stalwarts celebrate the life of former President, Dr Apollo Milton Obote.
According to Andrew Omara, a spokesperson of UPC party president, Jimmy Akena, who is also a son of Obote, Lumumba is the guest speaker for the Apollo Milton Obote memorial lecture, which will take place today, afternoon, at Sheraton Hotel.
“We have invited all party presidents, secretary generals, politicians from all corners and supporters of UPC. Lumumba, a distinguished Kenyan lawyer and commentator has already confirmed attendance,” Omara said.
Lumumba, who is known to speak truth to power, is the former director of the Kenya School of Law.
Obote died in exile in 2005. He was two-time President of Uganda (1966-1971; 1980-1985). He also served as Prime Minister of Uganda in the post-independence period of 1962-1966.