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Meet Elizabeth Marami, First Female Marine Pilot In East Africa

Being a marine pilot is by no means an easy task to take and it requires commitment, courage and genuine willingness for one to pursue this profession. Maritime pilots are largely regarded as skilled professionals in navigation as they are required to maneuver ships through dangerous or congested waters, such as harbors or river mouths. It is one of the few courses that takes more than 5 years to complete your studies and upon completion, you get certification from the International Maritime Organization.

Elizabeth Marami was born in the year 1993 at the coastal city Mombasa. She completed her form four studies at Mama Ngina high school scoring an A-. She joined University of Nairobi to study law but later got scholarship to go and study navigation at Alexandria, Egypt. Currently, she's at second officer level working at Kenya Port Authorities.

She decided to take a different route breaking gender barriers that have been in place for so long. According to her, she didn't want to be an ordinary person hence she wanted to pursue something that would change her. Indeed, this is a great inspiration to all female.

Elizabeth once caught the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta after giving a powerful speech during the commissioning of Bandari Maritime Academy

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