Cliff Ombeta is one of Kenya’s most prominent lawyers.
He has a great history with court cases and has never lost any. He deals with high profile cases.
Today, Cliff Ombeta caused a stir at Milimani law courts after he appeared wearing sweatpants, a snapback, and a casual jacket. lawyers always dress smartly in suits when appearing before court.
Ombeta, who is representing five police officers who were charged with the murder of lawyer Willie Kimani and two others, has delayed the case.
Yesterday, he didn’t appear in court during the mention of the case because he was unwell, sources say. Today morning, he was summoned to appear before Justice Jessie Lessit and said he can’t represent his clients, insisting he was sick.
What I am ailing from for how long and what it is is not important. Let my ailment be about me coz am the one who is in pain. Please leave me alone to ail i’m the one in pain. Are you happy that i’m in such a situation?
Ombeta said he still won’t be available on Monday.
Justice Lessit says Ombeta is not on trial and they should respect his privacy. The case will be mentioned on Tuesday.
Check out the photos of Cliff Ombeta’s swaggerific fashion by court photographer Enos Teche