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“Let Keita’s Fate be a warning to Conde, Biya, Qattara and others” -Plo Lumumna
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Posted on August 19, 2020, 1:39 pm
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Following the arrest and consequent resignation of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the president of Mali, Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba has taken to his Twitter account condemning the act yet saying that it will serve as a warning to African Presidents who have served longer than expected.

The Pan-Africanist wrote, “Though the seizure of power by the military is to be discouraged, African Presidents who cling to power to the detriment of the population must know that soldiers are also citizens who will not be indifferent. Let Keita’s fate be a warning to Conde, Biya, Qattara and others”

Enlisted examples that the Kenyan eloquent lawyer cited are Cameroon President Paul Biya, Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Alassane Dramane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast.

Alpha Condé has been the President of Guinea since December 2010. For decades, he led the Rally of the Guinean People-RPG in opposition to Lansana Conté, the then Guinean leader. He failed in the 1993 and 1998 presidential elections but in the 2010 presidential election, he was elected president in a second round of voting. He became the first freely elected president in the country and took office in December that year.


There is controversy over what the country is facing in terms of democracy and corruption. This is because he had promised to strengthen democracy in Guinea and fight corruption. However, he and his son have severally been implicated in a number of corruption scandals, especially in the mining industry. He has also been a suspect of election rigging.

Alassane Dramane Ouattara became the President of Ivory Coast since 2010. The economist worked for popular financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund-IMF and the Central Bank of West African States.  

He was appointed to the post of Ivory Coast’s Prime Minister by President Félix Houphouët-Boigny where he served from November 1990 to December 1993.


Paul Biya is Cameroon's second Head of State. It was on November6th, 1982 following the resignation of President Ahmadou AHIDJO on November 4th, that he became President of the United Republic of Cameroon, now called the Republic of Cameroon.

Before becoming president, he was 1st Vice-President of the Central Committee of the Cameroon National Union-CNU and Member of the Political Bureau of the Party. From 1982 to date Paul Biya is the President of Cameron.


Lumumba who was regarded the act as a warning to other Such African leader is a Kenyan who served as the Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission from September 2010 to August 2011. He has since 2014 been serving as the Director of The Kenya School of Laws. He holds a PhD in Laws of the sea from the University of Ghent in Belgium and known as an eloquent lawyer. Lumumba is also a staunch Pan-Africanist and has delivered several powerful speeches alluding to or about African solutions to African problems.

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