Saturday September 20, 2014 - Controversies seem to be the second name of Budalangi Member of Parliament, Ababu Namwamba, as they keep following him everywhere and the two look inseparable.
Fresh from fighting allegations of being Uhuru/ Ruto’s mole in ODM, Namwamba is in another deep hole after he was caught red-handed stealing someone’s intellectual property in broad daylight.
In his column in the Standard Newspaper last week, Namwamba, who is a renowned lawyer, stole Robert Green’s idea in The 48 Laws of Power in his article titled Outfoxing your rival wiser than hurling shoes at him.
He copy pasted almost an entire chapter of Green’s work for his own advancement without bothering to give credit or even rewrite the copied passages and only added a few lines to make it relevant to last week’s incident where President Uhuru Kenyatta was heckled and shoes hurled at him in Migori.
What Namwamba did is plagiarism, which is intellectual theft, and is equivalent to daylight robbery and stealing without fear, something that is punishable by law.
Plagiarism is so serious that it has caused the careers of journalists, politicians and even scholars and Namwamba’s legal and political career could just be headed for a nosedive because of his intellectual theft.
According to Prof. Chris Wanjala, plagiarism is a very serious crime that should be fought by all means and Ababu Namwamba should be ashamed of himself first and then serve as an example of what happens to thieves.
The Budalangi MP is known for his mastery of English and his fluency in the language is just awesome but all that may just be stolen after all going by what he did last week.
The Kenyan DAILY POST