9 African female pilots dominating the African aviation industry

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson December 07, 2018

Irene Koki Mutungi

Irene Koki Mutungi was only 17 when she put her name down in Kenyan history as the first female pilot in 1993. Twenty-one years later, the determined woman once again left her mark in history as the first female pilot in Africa to be certified as a Captain of the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft. Koki ventured into an occupation that was dominated by men at a time when women in Kenya and Africa were discouraged from venturing into science and engineering.


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