Elizabeth Marami Biography


Elizabeth Marami is the Kenya’s first fully trained female marine pilot

Things you didn’t know about Elizabeth Marami Biography

Elizabeth Marami was born and bred in Mombasa County.

Marami’s full name is Elizabeth Wakesho Marami.

Elizabeth Marami is the daughter of Mombasa paediatrician Aggrey Marami and school principal Veronica Marami.

Elizabeth Marami went to Mama Ngina Girls’ Secondary School and sat for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) scoring a straight A.
Liz was then awarded scholarship to study law at the University of Nairobi. However, she felt that being a lawyer was not what she wanted in life. She turned down the offer and opted for something more challenging. She applied to study a BSc. in Nautical Studies and was admitted to the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST), a prestigious marine training college in Alexandria, Egypt.

Elizabeth Marami is the envy of many and set to enter the history books as Kenya’s first woman marine pilot.

“I am determined to be one of the best mariners around. I love seafaring and have never looked back since I got enlisted as a marine pilot cadet.”

Elizabeth Marami was one of the women selected and awarded in the Top 40 Under 40 women 2015.

Elizabeth Marami loves fashion modelling and also an avid blogger on her two site; AMORKE – A personalised fashion blog and also AGAINST THE TIDE – A platform share other female seafarers around the globe.


“Fashion is my drug but the sea stole my heart.”

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