Prominent lawyer Evans Monari was laid to rest in his rural Kisii home on Sunday in a funeral attended by senior government officials and members of the legal fraternity.
In a message delivered by Home Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i President Uhuru Kenyatta described the late lawyer as a man whose contribution to the nation was invaluable.
President Kenyatta commended Monari for his commitment to promote education, especially for vulnerable children.
He described the late Monari as a legal mind whose intellect would leave an indelible mark on the profession.
Speaking at the funeral, Kitutu Chache North lawmaker Richard Onyonka urged Kenyan leaders to support President Uhuru in defending the country’s sovereignty threatened by a territorial border dispute.
The leader of the Amani National Congress party, Musalia Mudavadi, took advantage of the funeral to ask the president to consider reviewing the current curfew against Covid-19.
Mudavadi said the curfew continued to annoy Kenyans in addition to hurting the economy.
Monari died earlier this month in a Nairobi hospital while undergoing treatment.
Evans Monari, who was part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legal team at the ICC, had been in intensive care at Nairobi hospital for almost two months.
The late lawyer was a partner in Bowmans’ Law Firm’s Nairobi office, where he specialized in commercial litigation, civil litigation, among others.