Who is Danstan Omari? Kenya’s High-Profile LawyerKwesi Traffic
Danstan Omari is one of Kenya’s high-profile lawyers, often representing politicians and prominent individuals including former Chief Justice David Maraga and the late Tob Cohen and his family. It was his recent representation of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i that has brought him into the public eye.
Danstan Omari? : Kenya’s High-Profile Lawyer
Omari has been at the forefront of Matiang’i’s case, as the former CS faces a probe by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Matiang’i alleges that the current administration led by President William Ruto is targeting political opponents from the previous Uhuru Kenyatta-led administration.
Before his rise to prominence, Omari had a diverse range of experiences in different fields. He worked as a high school teacher, hotel manager, matatu operator, and children’s officer. It wasn’t until the age of 40 that he entered law school, marking a significant turning point in his career.
Education and Career Path
Born in Nyabite, Nyamira County, Omari attended Nyamira Primary School and completed his CPE in 1977. He then attended Ruiru Secondary School, where he sat for his national exams. Despite his initial academic challenges, Omari chose to repeat his final year at Kiabonyoru High School, where he had his first encounter with one of his future clients, Fred Matiang’i.
Continuing his education journey, Omari completed Form Five and Six at Muguga High School. He was eventually admitted to Kenyatta University to pursue a Bachelor of Education degree, even though his true passion was for law. Despite considering repeating a year once again, Omari was persuaded by his guardians to pursue education, leading him to embark on his teaching career.
Today, Danstan Omari is a prominent figure in the legal field, known for his dedication to his clients and his involvement in high-profile cases. His journey from a diverse range of professions to becoming a respected lawyer showcases his resilience and commitment to the pursuit of justice.