Moses Kuria, Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Performance, and Delivery Management, and Gender, Culture, Arts, and Heritage, Aisha Jumwa, are at odds over plans to pay music royalties via E-citizen.

This follows Kuria's revelation on Sunday that the government is developing a plan to pay all music copyrights and royalties through the eCitizen platform.


"The government is spearheading amendments to the Copyright Act to create a government-run Collective Management Organisation. All music, copyrights, and royalties will be paid through E-Citizen. Our artists will be individually registered. They can view online how much money is collected. Siku 40 za wezi wa jasho ya artists zimeisha" he posted

Kuria stated that plans are underway to alter the Copyright Act to establish a government-run Collective Management Organisation (CMO).


Hours after the statement was placed on X, Jumwa responded that it is her ministry's responsibility to make service announcements, not Kuria's.

She stated that there are continuing discussions "on streamlining the industry" and that an official announcement will be made at the appropriate time.

I like the zeal of my Colleague and Friend @HonMoses_Kuria and in the spirit of one gvt approach this opinion is valid. However,my ministry through the state department of Culture, Arts & Heritage is in charge and is working on streamlining the industry.