Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja responds to Nameless’ E-Sir petition
Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has responded to singer Nameless’ public petition to have a road in South ‘C’ estate named after the late Kenyan hip hop star E sir.
In a recent interview with a local channel, Sakaja, also a musician, said he is considering the petition as the fallen artiste was one he admired and interacted with back in the day.
“I received the petition quite well as I am myself an artiste, and I’ve been one for quite sometime. E sir was my friend and I even knew his family in South C, where he and I were raised. I think it’s good for us to remember our artists as he thrived in hip hop having been one of the pioneers in Kenya,” said Sakaja.
He added that the petition would have to undergo a series of reviews for it to be accepted as it also requires the voice of the people.
“So the process is what I am following up on as there has to also be public participation, the matter be taken to the National Assembly, and then a motion is given and so on. Personally, it’s something that I would like to see happen,” he added.
Sakaja further claimed it will take time before the whole process was verified.
“It’s something that will take a process. About two months, but there’s no hurry as we want him to be remembered for prosperity.”
On launching an online petition dubbed “Launch a Street in South C named after E-Sir, #SouthCsFinest” on Change.org Nameless noted that the honour once bestowed on the fallen icon would be a testament to the appreciation of music and the artistes behind the craft.
Issah Mmari who went by the stage moniker ‘E-Sir’ perished about nineteen years ago in a tragic road accident. The rising talent had taken the music scene by storm before his untimely demise.
Earlier this year, Nameless alongside other young artistes including Nelly the Goon, Trio Mio, Dmore, Habib released a new song honouring E-sire. The song “Bandana ya E-sir” was released in the hopes of celebrating the life of a Kenyan legend and introducing his legacy to a new generation of artistes.