The government has announced working on a plan to have all music copyrights and royalties paid through the eCitizen platform.

This he said on Sunday through his X account, Public Service, Performance, and Delivery Management Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria noted that the government is  seeking to make amendments to the Copyright Act "to create a government-run Collective Management Organisation."

This follows a heated dispute over the availability of government services on eCitizen following the temporary suspension of an order by the Nairobi High Court requiring parents to use the platform to pay school fees.

This came about as a result of a lawsuit brought by physician Magare Gikenyi of Nakuru. In it, he argued that the proposal was unlawful and went against the fundamentals of good governance.

Judge Chacha Mwita of the Milimani Law Courts halted the circular issued by Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang until further instructions were given in the case on February 13, 2024.

Principals of all national schools were instructed to provide the State Department's Director General's office with information about their school bank accounts by Tuesday, February 6, 2024, in a document signed by PS Kipsang and dated January 31, 2024.

According to the PS, this was a component of the government's initiative to improve service delivery by integrating all government services onto the e-Citizen platform.

It complies with a decree by Prof. Njuguna Ndung'u, Treasury Cabinet Secretary, stating that all government services must be integrated into the eCitizen platform and will incur access fees starting December 14, 2023.

Several Kenyan colleges have used the same platform to accept payments for cafeteria services.