• Kenya currently has 40 female captains.

Kenya Airways Captain Koki Mutungi
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 Captain Ruth Karauri has explained how one attains the title 'Captain'.

The mother of three says many do not understand that the bars/stripes on a uniform show the level one has attained.

Speaking during an interview with Standard Digital she says, "You start by flying the smallest plane there is. One starts as a second officer and work yourself up. You will have one bar on your jacket. When you become a first officer you get two bars."

Adding, "The captain has four bars."

Ruth says she would never dictate to her daughter what she must do.

If she wants to be a captain she will support her.

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