who is tallest woman in Kenya ? Jackline Mwende age, 15 years of a Form Three student ( as of 2016) at Gikurune Girls High School in Imenti South stands at a towering height of 6 feet 9 inches, taller than all her teachers, and schoolmates.
At that height, the teenager is taller than top American basketballer LeBron James and nearly the height of legendary NBA player Shaquille O’neal, who is 7 ft 1in.
During interview with standard, Her teachers and mates say she is enthusiastic, hard-working and committed to her studies. Mrs Riungu, the school’s principal, describes Mwende as an obedient student who is willing to learn.
“When her grandmother told us that she was very tall and would probably be a challenge to us, we had no idea she was this tall. When we eventually met her, we thought her height might affect her self-esteem, but were pleasantly surprised to learn that it was the opposite. She is very likable and assertive. When she has a problem, she raises it without fear. also the tallest woman in Kenya makes friends easily,” Mrs Purity Riungu told Generation Next.
In fact, when she joined our institution, Mwende, the tallest woman in kenya, turned down an offer to have a special bed and locker made for her. She wanted to have the same facilities and treatment as other students and we respected that,” said the principal, who despite standing at 5 ft 9 in tall, is still somewhat dwarfed by her teenage student. Despite her request, however, Mwende has to take the front seat with the driver in case she is to go out in the school bus.
As expected, Mwende attracts curious stares wherever she goes with people stopping to see her pass. “Some request to take pictures with me or of me. At first, I was not comfortable with people stopping their activities to watch me walk past, accompanied my school mates or grandmother during the holidays. This made my grandmother Abishag Mbae very protective of me. Purity Mbae, my mother, is currently away studying and working, so I live with my grandmother at Nthimbiri, in Imenti North,” the tallest woman in Kenya says .