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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRO-KENYAN " IRENE KOKI MUTUNGI " IS A PROFESSIONAL PILOT IN THE KENYAN AIR LINES AND A CAPTAIN OF THE BOEING 787 DREAMLINER AIRCRAFT - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "

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Irene Koki Mutungi
Irene Koki Mutungi
Born 1976 (age 39–40)
Kenya
Residence Nairobi, Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
Ethnicity Kamba
Citizenship Kenya
Alma mater Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
(Private Pilot's License)
Oklahoma City Flight Schools
(Professional Pilot's License)
Occupation Commercial Pilot
Years active 1993 — present
Known for Aviation
Home town Nairobi
Religion Christian
Airline Captain Irene Koki Mutungi, commonly known as Koki Mutungi, is a professional pilot in Kenya, the largest economy in the East African Community. She was the first female on the African continent to become certified as a Captain of the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft. She flies for Kenya Airways, the national airline of Kenya.[1][2][3]

Contents [hide] 1 Early life and education
2 Career

Early life and education
She was born circa 1976 to Kenyan parents. Her father was a commercial pilot with Kenya Airways. He has since retired and is an aviation consultant. Koki attended Moi Girls School Nairobi. After graduating high school in 1992, at the age of 17 years, she enrolled in flight school at Nairobi's Wilson Airport, where she obtained her Private Pilot's License. She continued her pilot education in Oklahoma City in the United States where she was awarded the Commercial Pilot's License, by the Federal Aviation Authority.[4]

Career
She returned to Kenya in 1995 and was hired by Kenya Airways, as their first female pilot. She was the only female pilot at the airline for the next six years.[5] In 2004, she became the first African woman to qualify to captain a commercial aircraft, when she qualified to command the Boeing 737.[4] She has since qualified to command the Boeing 767, before she was promoted to her current position.[6]