President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a message of condolences to the family of prominent Nairobi lawyer Evans Monari, who died Monday evening.
In his condolence message, Uhuru remembered the deceased lawyer as a strong and trustworthy legal person who left behind a rich legacy of professional success.
“It is unfortunate that we have lost Evans to the hands of a brutal death after a long illness,” he said.
The head of state described Monari as one of Kenya’s top lawyers who was a dependable resource.
The president prayed for God’s comfort for the family as they came to accept his death.
In addition to the legal profession, the deceased lawyer also held several public positions, including the 2016 Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Election Board.
Monari died at a Nairobi hospital on Monday where he was admitted after a long illness.
His brother Ken announced his death by letter in a social media account that was collecting money for his medical bills.
“It is with great sadness that I would like to announce on behalf of the Ogeto family that Evans has gone to the Lord. May God Almighty rest his soul in peace. Thank you for continuing to support me,” said Ken Monari.
Monari traveled to and from the hospital following the illness. He was lying in the intensive care unit of the hospital.