- According to Mutua, the holder of the office, Moses Kuria, seems to be running the office like that of a prime minister.
- He insisted that because of this, the ministry should either be done away with or have its role clearly spelled out.
Azimio spokesman Makau Mutua now says that the Ministry of Public Service, Performance and Delivery Management should be disbanded.
According to Mutua, the holder of the office, Moses Kuria, seems to be running the office like that of a prime minister.
He insisted that because of this, the ministry should either be done away with or have its role spelt out.
"The current occupant of the Ministry of Service, Performance and Delivery Management my good friend Moses Kuria seems to conflate his role with that of a Prime Minister. The ministry should either be scrapped, or its raison d'etre clarified and cabined," Mutua said.
The ministry held by Kuria is based under the office of the President and is tasked with among other things handling the Government Human Resource Information System.
The ministry also handles the Performance contracting system for all state employees.
This therefore means that Ministries and State Departments, Uniformed Services, State Corporations and Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs), Counties (both Executive and Assembly), Constitutional Commissions and Independent Offices, and Third-Party Organisations (e.g. Banks, SACCOS, Micro-Finance Institutions, Insurance Companies, Pensions Schemes) all fall under Kuria's ministry.
The CS has been holding meetings with various ministry and state officials of different capacities to forge a way of having a whole government approach to finding a solution.
Kuria is tasked with service delivery.
However, on Monday, Kuria announced that the state was working on amending the Copyright Act to allow the formation of a state-run Collective Management organisation (CMO) to collect royalties on behalf of Kenyan musicians through e-Citizen.
"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," he said.
However, his remarks were dismissed by Gender, Culture, The Arts and Heritage CS Aisha Jumwa.
She noted that there are ongoing discussions between the ministry and stakeholders in the music industry to streamline royalties collection services and her ministry will give its position on the matter once the talks with stakeholders are completed.
Jumwa said while she believes in the spirit of a whole-of-government approach in providing solutions, the issue of CMOs falls directly under her ministry.
"I like the zeal of my colleague and friend Moses Kuria and in the spirit of one government 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," Jumwa said on X.