Aaida Mamuji intrigues me to no end, but I don’t know which of the three reasons below fascinates me the most, may be you can help me.
- Is it that she is the first Muslim woman in hijab that I have seen in competitive boxing? or
- That she is also a PhD candidate in Public Administration yet she chooses to pursue boxing seriously. Or
- Is it her Kenyan connection in general and her Mombasa connection in particular? She was born in Kuwait from a Kenyan mother of Yemeni ancestry and Kenyan father of Indian ancestry, and now a Canadian citizen, but still considers herself a “Mombasa”.
It’s hard to tell!
At any rate, here’s the video of this fascinating Muslim woman fighter. I hope she will impact you the same way she did me.
I don’t know why the lyrics ‘he floats like a butterfly and sting like a bee” is playing in my head at the moment.
Peace and blessings