Rachel Kungu, Darwin Dulo and Elsie Akeyo

Rachel Kungu, 45, (left) with her son Darwin and daughter Elsie during their hike of Mt Kilimanjaro in the first week of October 2021. 

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Diary of one of the youngest African girls to climb Kilimanjaro

What you need to know:

  • On October 7, nine-year-old Elsie Akeyo reached Uhuru Peak alongside her 45-year-old mother Rachel Kungu.
  • Elsie's brother Darwin Dulo, 11, and Dr Stanley Mwangi, 67, also made it to the peak.

On October 1, a group of five Kenyans left for Tanzania through Namanga. They were aged 74, 67, 45, 11 and 9 years. They had one mission: Climb Mt Kilimanjaro to Uhuru Peak, Africa’s highest point standing at 5,895 metres above sea level.


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