Former The National Alliance (TNA) Chairman in Nakuru County Abdul Noor now says that the realization of President Uhuru Kenyatta's Big 4 agenda will remain a pipe dream.
Uhuru used the legacy manifesto which revolves around food security, industrialization, better healthcare and affordable housing to secure his second and last term in 2017.
However, Noor on Saturday laughed at the agenda, basing his argument on Uhuru's inability to revive the agriculture sector, which he argued is the backbone of the economy and very vital.
"Ikiwa ameshindwa kutekeleza ukulima ambao ndio uti wa mgongo wa uchumi wetu sioni vile ataweza kutekeleza Agenda 4. (if he (Uhuru) has been unable to implement agriculture which is our economy's backbone, I don't see how he will implement the Agenda 4)," said Noor.
He was speaking on Radio Sauti Ya Mwananchi's Cheche show, also attended by former Subukia MP Koigi Wa Wamwere on Saturday evening.
Noor further laughed at National Treasury Henry Rotich's Thursday declaration that the government is keen on reviving some dead agricultural produce factories like Rivatex.
He wondered how it can be done with a collapsed cotton farming sector, adding that it will be very hard, almost impossible for the state to bring the limping industries back to their feet.
The former Nakuru TNA chairman also noted that most of the monies allocated for national projects in the budget will end up in debt repayments, leaving very little for development.
"Wanataka kulipa madeni na wakati huo huo wanaendelea kuchukua madeni. (they want to repay debts and are at the same time taking more debts)," he noted.
In the budget proposal read by Rotich in Parliament on Thursday, only 2.4 per cent of it was allocated for agriculture.