While addressing the state on January 14, 2020, at the Statehouse in Mombasa, President Uhuru Kenya banned Viusasa of Royal Media Services (RMS) and Skiza of Safaricom.
He proposed all right holders to be registered to receive royalties under the Kenya Copyright Board (KCB).
"Skiza and Viusasa will be eliminated because they sit outside the collection management organisations," he said.
He admitted that the creatives in Kenya are very talented but their talents do not pay off despite their investment. He directed the ICT to tackle the legacy and right issues.
"Kenyans are talented and music industry lucrative. They are getting low returns and we must allow their investments to pay off. I believe that in this way we can do exceptionally well. I direct the ICT ministry to work with stakeholders to resolve the legacy issues that have plagued the rights issue," he said as quoted.
He also directed the Ministry of Interior to ensure that Public Service Vehicles (PSV), broadcasters and hotels pay their tariffs on time.
"I direct the Interior Ministry to ensure PSV, hotels, broadcasters, meet all their obligations in paying tariffs. This will before renewing licences," he said.
In his speech, he addressed many issues that face the country. He also fired CS Mwangi Kiunjuri of Agriculture.