The outgoing VDS Director General has handed over to Wainaina Gituro, the current Director for the Social and Political Pillar at the secretariat.
As the founding VDS Director General, Kibati successfully managed to lobby and secure the legislative approval for a binding Vision 2030 Sessional Paper.
The Sessional Paper No.10 of 2012 on Kenya Vision 2030, provides a legitimate anchor for Vision 2030 as the country’s economic and national development guiding policy framework and ensure it is sustained up to the year 2030.
He expressed satisfaction the VDS had facilitated the completion of project designs and funding proposals for a number of flagship projects set for take-off within the current Second Medium Term Plan (MTP2) of the Vision 2030.
“I am making an exit from VDS proud of the gains we have made and the numerous challenges we have also managed to overcome in the gruelling effort to firmly establish Vision 2030 as the national development strategy,” Kibati explained.
He was appointed to the VDS Director General position by former President Mwai Kibaki five years ago. He was charged with the responsibility of ensuring the timely implementation of Vision 2030.
Within the last five years, the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat has successfully managed to co-ordinate the rollout of key flagship projects covering the economic, social and political pillars including the development of the eight-lane Nairobi-Thika Highway, Kenya Constitution 2010 and a raft of education and agricultural sector policy reforms geared at fostering national development.
Other major flagship projects recently rolled out include; establishment of the Lamu Port Southern-Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Development Authority to manage the implementation of the LAPSSET project on behalf of the government of Kenya.
Kibati, 44, holds a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and an MBA from George Washington University, USA and has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of East African Cables.