MEMORIAL SERVICE

(PHOTOS) Memorial service held for lawyer Evans Monari at SDA church

Monari died on October 4 at Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted following a long illness.

In Summary

• Monari was eulogised as a dependable, lovable and a caring man.

• He rose to national prominence when he represented former police commissioner Hussein Ali when he faced crimes against humanity charges.

Family and friends of the late lawyer Evans Monari gathered at SDA church Nairobi on Thursday for his memorial service.

Monari died on October 4 at Nairobi Hospital where he was admitted following a long illness.

His brother Ken made the announcement through a message to the social media account that was raising funds for his medical bills.

The late Lawyer Evans Monari's wife Jacqueline Monari and Son Jeremy Monari during his memorial service at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
The late Lawyer Evans Monari's wife Jacqueline Monari and Son Jeremy Monari during his memorial service at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO

"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.

Mother of the late lawyer Evans Monari Teresa Bosbori during the service held at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Mother of the late lawyer Evans Monari Teresa Bosbori during the service held at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO

In attendance during the memorial service were First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, former Chief Justice David Maraga, former CJ Willy Mutunga, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i, former Education PS Belio Kipsang, ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna among others.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the memorial service of lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the memorial service of lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO

Nairobi county director of Youth Affairs, Walter Mong'are, alias Nyambane, was the master of ceremony.

Monari has been eulogised as a dependable, lovable and a caring man.

Director of Youth Affairs, Walter Mong'are Snr, alias Nyambane during the service of lawyer Evans Monari on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Director of Youth Affairs, Walter Mong'are Snr, alias Nyambane during the service of lawyer Evans Monari on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO

President Uhuru Kenyatta eulogised the lawyer as a dependable and a bright mind who solved cases he put his mind to with ease.

Family of the late lawyer Evans Monari during his memorial service at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Family of the late lawyer Evans Monari during his memorial service at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO

ODM leader Raila Odinga remembered him as a lovely and free-spirited man who covered his tough challenges with a warm smile.

Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga during the service of the late lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on 14, October 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga during the service of the late lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on 14, October 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO

"He has gone too soon, and our country is poorer with his departure. I wish peace and strength to his family. May he rest in peace," Raila said.

Chief Justice Martha Koome said the legal profession has lost one of its best advocates.

ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna during the service of the late lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna during the service of the late lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO

Monari rose to national prominence when he represented former police commissioner Hussein Ali when he faced crimes against humanity charges at the International Criminal Court.

Former Chief JJustice David Maraga during the service of the late lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Former Chief JJustice David Maraga during the service of the late lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
The late lawyer Evans Monari's son Joshua Monari and his cousin Dell Ogeto during the service at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
The late lawyer Evans Monari's son Joshua Monari and his cousin Dell Ogeto during the service at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
The late lawyer Evans Monari's wife Jacqueline Monari, auntie Josephine Ogeto and mother Teresa Bosbori during the service at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
The late lawyer Evans Monari's wife Jacqueline Monari, auntie Josephine Ogeto and mother Teresa Bosbori during the service at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
The late lawyer Evans Monari's daughter Cynthia Monari Childerhouse and her husband Thomas Mark Childerhouse during the service at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
The late lawyer Evans Monari's daughter Cynthia Monari Childerhouse and her husband Thomas Mark Childerhouse during the service at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the service of the late lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the service of the late lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i during the service of the late lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i during the service of the late lawyer Evans Monari at SDA Church, Nairobi on October 14, 2021. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Family and friends of the late Lawyer Evans Monari gather at SDA Church, Nairobi on October14, 2021 during his memorial service. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO
Family and friends of the late Lawyer Evans Monari gather at SDA Church, Nairobi on October14, 2021 during his memorial service. PHOTO/MERCY MUMO