Who Is Danstan Omari? Amazing Story of Lawyer Danstan Omari
Until the year 2004, Wakili Danstan Omari was a teacher at Muthurwa Secondary School before he eventually resigned to pursue a course in law . A BA Education graduate from Kenyatta University (1990) , Omari started studying law at UoN at the age of 40 (2004) and graduated in 2008.
As a teacher, he started his career as untrained teacher at Kiabonyoru High School in 1987. In 1991, He was posted by TSC to a school in Bomet but he refused to report. He instead taught as a BOM teacher at Kiabonyoru High School and in 1992, TSC reinstated him to teach at the same school.
He was quickly promoted to Deputy Principal two years later (1994) but interdicted by TSC the following year for allegedly influencing students to strike. He then travelled to Nairobi where he got a job as a hotel manager and later a night club manager.
In 1999, he won the case against TSC and was paid all the money he didn’t earn in 4 years he was suspended from service. He used the money to start a matatu business . He was posted to a school in South Mugirango before being transferred to Muthurwa Secondary Secondary the following year.
He took a loan from Mwalimu Sacco in 2004, paid for his first year LLB fee at UoN and resigned from TSC that same year – his wife helped him pay the other year’s fee.
The Directorate of children services advertised for a job for a children’s officer which he applied for and got it. He was posted to Kirinyaga which forced him to drive to school everyday from Kirinyaga. He also applied for a Masters program at UoN the same year (2004) . He graduated in 2008 and immediately enrolled at KSL.
On 4th November 2011, he was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He then resigned as a children’s officer and joined Musyoki Mogaka and Company Advocates (2011) . He made a name by representing ‘baby mamas’ in court especially those whose baby daddies refused to pay upkeep money.
He represented ‘Baby mamas’ against prominent people like Ken Lusaka, Bishop David Murithi, Charles Nyachae , David Maraga, Mithika Linturi among very many similar cases. He has also managed to represent William Ruto in the infamous ‘Abby’ case, Johnston Muthama in his divorce case, Tob Cohen, Investigator Jane Mugo among other many prominent names.
Danstan Omari is also a lecturer of law at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) where he teaches jurisprudence, criminal law, professional ethics and trial and rights of a child. He is married to his teenage lover, Pamela who also a lecturer at CUEA. Their marriage is blessed with two sons.
Wakili Omari comes from Nyabite Village in Nyamira County and was born to the late Elkana Mogaka and Mama Milka Kemunto on 6th December 1964. He attended Nyamira Primary School, Ruiru Secondary School, Kiabonyoru and did his A levels at Muguga High School.
He handles an average of 8 cases daily but on a busy day like yesterday, he would do up to 15.