By May Jesaro (@KiptuiMay)

Today Kenyan came together on social media to remember South C’s finest music artiste, E-Sir, 12 years after his passing.

Issah Mmari will forever be remembered as one of our greatest hip hop artistes. Nameless, who worked with him back in the day, tweeted, “12 years since you left us. I miss you bro!! Your music lives!! Timeless!!”

The artiste passed away in a road accident on March 16th 2003 but his music, which he well expressed in Swahili, still captures Kenyans hearts.

Here are some of the messages from his fans and showbiz industry.

@BIGPINJATELO: ESIR ESIR ESIR ESIR ESIR ESIR ESIR ESIR ESIR #ESIR #ESIR #ESIR #ESIR #ESIR #ESIR 12YEARS and your name still lives on #miss you bro..#Legend

@DeejayADRIAN: Remembering E-Sir today with a tribute mix on the #RadioActiveMix

@OliverMathenge: Remembering South C's Finest. #ESir

@sallyyui: Always!!!! "@Mus254: We will always remember you! #Esir #RedBandana #BBB #SouthCsFinest "

@djuvlive: Tribute! #ESIR #Legend #12years #PaceSetter

@ahmedjush: Today,we remember the late great Issa " e-sir" Mmari..The very best Swahili rappers to ever grace the airwaves #12thAnnivessary #Esir

‏@kennute1: When e-sir died I was in class one and i still listen to his music up to date #ESIR

‏@gathogo_k: #Esir music was and still is the dopest. Till today he's still the greatest in +254.

@WillisRaburu: Remembering the godfather RT to honor the man South C Finest #Esir

@theinsyder: 12 years, your lyrics still live on! Thanks for the music E-Sir

Chrispin Mwangaleon Facebook: Twelve years have gone by since you left , and I still remember it like it happened about a week ago....You have been missed by your family,by your friends and by your fans....?#‎16thMarchEsir....Your music still rocks Your Name still lives On...?#‎Legend ?#‎Bestfriend ?#‎Nimefika ?#‎RIP....As promised I will always keep the fire burning....?#‎ESIR