Little is known about Captain Kaunda, apart from the fact that she joined Malawi Airlines in July 2013 as a first officer and then climbed the ranks to captain in March 2016. But for Mwenifumbo, her journey has been full of surprises as she never dreamt about becoming a pilot. She said that a career in law was on the cards and what she thought was best suited for her.
“Law was something I thought I would be good at because I had a genuine instinct to always defend the vulnerable,” she said.
However, her father, Malawian legislator Frank Mwenifumbo, believes it was her teacher Chituzu Nyirenda in secondary school that was the genesis behind her unplanned detour into aviation.