President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family of prominent Nairobi lawyer Evans Monari who passed away Monday night.
In his message of comfort, the President mourned the departed lawyer as a solid and dependable legal mind who leaves behind a rich legacy of professional success.
“It is regrettable that we’ve lost Evans to the cruel hand of death after a long illness. He was one of our country’s leading lawyers who distinguished himself as a dependable resource as seen from his successes,” the President mourned.
Alongside his stellar legal practice, lawyer Monari served in several public appointments among them the 2016 Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) selection panel.
The Head of State wished the family of the departed lawyer God’s comfort as they come to terms with his passing away.
Monari’s death was announced his brother Ken, who made the announcement through a message to the social media account that was raising funds for his medical bills.
“It is with profound sadness that I would like to inform on behalf of the Ogeto family that Evans has gone to be with the Lord. May the almighty God rest his soul in peace. Thank you for your continued support,” Ken Monari said.
Law Society of Kenya Chairman Nelson Havi mourned his good friend saying, “For my good friend Evans Monari, the night has come, the day has gone. There would be no life without death despite how sad the latter is. Sing on with George Benson, “Give me the night.”
Former Kakamega Senator Bonnie Khalwale wasn’t left out either, describing Monari as an accomplished professional, Monari handled high profile criminal & complex civil cases leaving an indelible mark on the Judicial Criminal System.
Monari has been in and out of hospital following an illness.
He had been admitted to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
His family and friends had last Saturday organised a fundraiser to raise money for his medical bill that had hit Sh16 million.
Monari was a partner in Bowmans’ Law Firm Nairobi office dispute resolution department.
He was among others a lawyer to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Monari represented former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali and former Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura who faced Crimes Against Humanity Charges at The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) arising from the 2007-08 post-election violence in Kenya.