Prominent Nairobi lawyer Evans Monari has passed away after a long battle with illness.

Monari died on Monday night at the Nairobi Hospital while receiving treatment, his family has confirmed. 

According to his family, the prominent city lawyer was admitted to the hospital in Nairobi about two months ago.

He is well known for representing President Uhuru Kenyatta in the terminated case that he faced at the International Criminal Court (ICC) touching on the 2007 Post Election Violence.

Apart from being an established lawyer, he held other key public positions including sitting on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) selection panel in 2016.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has led other notable Kenyans and leaders in mourning following the passing of the prominent lawyer. 

Uhuru sent a message of condolence to Monari’s family in which he mourned him as a solid and dependable legal mind who has left 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," Uhuru mourned.

The head of State wished the family of Monari God’s comfort as they come to terms with his passing away.

Other leaders who mourned Monari include ODM leader Raila Odinga who mourned him. In his message of condolence to the departed lawyer’s family, Raila mourned him as a man with a brilliant mind, a generous heart and a lively spirit.

“It is with a heavy heart that I write this condolence message on behalf of my family to the family of Counsel Evans Monari,” Raila’s message read.

"Counsel Monari who we lost early today, was a man with a brilliant mind, a generous heart and a lively spirit. His friends will remember him for his infectious laughter that masked the solemnity of the cases that he had to resolve in his illustrious legal career, on a daily basis. He has gone too soon, and our country is poorer with his departure," he continued.

Raila also wished peace and strength to Monari’s family.

The following are some of the messages of condolence that Kenyans shared across social media: