Kenyan aviation is nearing the 100th anniversary of the first flight

Updated: May 12, 2018


On the 04th of October will it be 100 years since the first recorded flight in Kenya took to the skies and as often this development was driven by war. The Great War, aka First World War, was even in East Africa in full swing at the time and German forces under Von Lettow-Vorbeck continued to needle the allied forces in the Taita Taveta area and kept an outpost inside Kenyan territory on Salaita Hill, the tallest in the wider area and a perfect spot from where to monitor troop movements by the allies, besides staging ambushes and raids from there.

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