Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) member Johnson Muthama alleged that civil servants are spending their money to finance government programmes.
Speaking to the media on Monday, the former Machakos Senator added that senior officials at the commission and in Parliament were fueling the government vehicles from their own pockets.
He gave an instance where he purchased fuel at Ksh20,000 and even showcased a receipt to back his claim.
The former United Democratic Alliance (UDA) chairperson attributed the financial difficulties to pending bills left by former President Uhuru Kenyatta's regime.
In particular, he pointed out that the cost of constructing Bunge Towers, which is set to host offices for Members of Parliament, had doubled since Uhuru's retirement.
Other Parliament buildings started by the Uhuru regime in Karen Estate were also yet to be completed.
Therefore, he maintained that the past administration needed to explain the fiscal difficulties. According to Muthama, President William Ruto's allies need to form a commission of inquiry to address the issue.
"Uhuru regime should explain to Kenyans why the cost of constructing Bunge Tower was inflated from Ksh5 billion to almost Ksh10 billion and has not yet been completed to date.
"You people do not know what we are going through as a country. It is not easy. Sometimes we do not even have money to pay our staff and facilitate our drivers. I will show you that I pay for fuel," he stated while holding receipts from a petrol station.
On the other hand, he noted that the Parliamentary Service Commission was forced to make budgetary cuts, adding that it had not undertaken any projects because of the fiscal situation in the country.
In response, Uhuru called out the current administration for failing to meet its promises to Kenyans. The former President expressed that the current regime was using him as a scapegoat for having failed in their jobs.
“Tomorrow when women fail to give birth they will say Uhuru did it. I don’t know, but I am used to it,” the former Head of State stated during a church service in Machakos County on November 19.