• She was hailed for flying a KQ flight through Storm Eunice and landing safely at the Heathrow Airport on February 18.

Captain Ruth Karauri receives a medallion from Victoria Commercial Bank CEO Dr. Yogesh Pattni
Captain Ruth Karauri receives a medallion from Victoria Commercial Bank CEO Dr. Yogesh Pattni
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya's female pilot Captain Ruth Karauri was honoured with a medallion after her stellar landing in Heathrow last month. 

While celebrating Internatonal Women's day, Victoria Commercial bank honored Captain Ruth Karauri as a phenomenal woman. 

She was hailed for flying a KQ flight through Storm Eunice and landing safely at the Heathrow Airport on February 18. 

Ruth was gifted a unique medallion that resembled a flying plane. 

The unique medallion is made of a wooden plaque, with a metal emerging from it and a carved plane.

Captain Ruth Karauri honoured
Captain Ruth Karauri honoured
Image: MERCY MUMO

Speaking at the event, Captain Ruth detailed that she was not scared while steering the plane. 

"Bringing it down I was very focused, very calm. I said 'here we are, we have to do this...we can't stay in the air forever...we have to land.' After we landed I felt scared." 

Other than Ruth, Victoria Commercial Bank also honoured charity organisations like Amara Charitable Trust and Asna Patel, who is a breast cancer warrior 

In the spirit of celebrating women, the bank unveiled the Ultimate Woman proposition. 

The bank's Women 4 Growth champion Marianne Nyangi highlighted the features of the Ultimate Woman including the quest to be financially savvy, having a secure future, being family-oriented and intending to live a full life.

Captain Ruth Karauri honoured
Captain Ruth Karauri honoured
Image: MERCY MUMO

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