Uhuru mourns departed city lawyer Evans Monari
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 Evans 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 was part of President Kenyatta's legal team at the ICC and passed away at Nairobi Hospital following a long illness.
According to family spokesman Ken Monari, the lawyer died last night at the ICU of Nairobi Hospital, with the nature of his illness yet to be established.
Until his demise, Monari was an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Partner in Coulson Harney, Advocates, where he was the Head of Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.
Monari also handled a myriad of commercial, civil, judicial review and constitutional briefs as well as high-profile cases.
During the 2007-2008 post-election violence, Monari represented former Police Commissioner, Hussein Ali.
Ali faced crimes against humanity charges in the Hague-based International Criminal Court ICC