Uhuru's Lawyer Evans Monari Dies

  • Senior advocate Evans Monari (Left) died at the Nairobi Hospital on Monday, October 4.
    Senior advocate Evans Monari (Left) died at the Nairobi Hospital on Monday, October 4.
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  • Update 9:25 am: President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, October 5, sent a message of condolence to the family of lawyer Evans Monari following his demise.

    In a statement, Kenyatta 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 stated.


    Evans Monari, a senior advocate who acted for President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 2017 presidential petition at the Supreme Court, has died.

    Senior advocate Evans Monari (Pictured) died at the Nairobi Hospital on Monday, October 4.
    Senior advocate Evans Monari (Pictured) died at the Nairobi Hospital on Monday, October 4.
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    Monari's family confirmed that he died on Monday evening, October 4, at a city hospital where he was receiving treatment for the past one month.

    His family confirmed that he was battling multiple internal organs complications.

    In a Twitter thread on Friday, October 1, Lehmann Associates called upon fellow lawyers to come to the aid of the ailing advocate, who at the time had accrued a medical bill of Ksh16 million.

    The firm stated that Monari's family had been left with a huge medical bill which they had not settled.

    "Our colleague Senior Evans Monari has been unwell and hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in Nairobi for the past 4 weeks."

    "The medical bill as at today stands at Ksh16 million and it continues to grow. Whereas Evans has an insurance cover that would handle the bill, the Insurance Company has refused to settle the bill," reads an excerpt.

    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.

    He has handled a myriad of commercial, civil, judicial review and constitutional briefs as well as high profile cases.

    Following the 2007-2008 post-election violence, Monari represented former Police Commissioner, Hussein Ali, who faced crimes against humanity charges in the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC).

    Former Police Commissioner Major General (rtd) Mohammed Hussein Ali.
    Former Police Commissioner Major General (rtd) Mohammed Hussein Ali.
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