Irene Koki Mutungi has gone into books of history for becoming the first Female African dreamliner captain. This is an American wide-body jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes with capacity of up to 296 seats and are mostly registered as Boeing 787. That is a great achievement since women have been sidelined in this profession. According to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots, Only 5% of the world's commercial pilots are women.
Koki was born in Circa the capital city of Peru to Kenyan parents in the year 1976 but her parents migrated back to Kenya. She completed her form four studies at Moi girls in Nairobi in 1992 just at age of 17. Since she grew up watching her father in charge of flights, she developed interest on flying planes as well. She enrolled in aviation school at Wilson Airport where she obtained her license. Later, she advanced her studies at united state where she obtained the license to fly commercial planes.
In the year 2004, she was hired by Kenya Airway, and she was in charge of local planes. With time, she advance, and she was promoted to international flights. In 2014,she became the first woman in Africa to fly heavy commercial plane, Boeing 787. This is a great inspiration to all ladies across the globe, and they should emulate her.
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