A 100-year-old woman has been freed from a Kenyan prison after a national campaign for her release. Margaret Ngima was jailed at Embu prison last week for contempt of court after failing to pay a fine of 100,000 Kenyan shillings (£780; $1,000).
The great-grandmother was accused of ignoring a court order in a land dispute with another family. Her case caused outrage in Kenya, with her fine eventually paid for by Nairobi senator Mike Sonko. The senator also sent what he described as a “rescue squad” to secure her release, one week into a three-month sentence.
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Over in South Africa, another old grandma decided to celebrate her birthday in a special way – Parachuting out of a plane. Her name is Georgina Harwood and she has something to celebrate that we all aspire to — she’s been alive for 100 years. And the way she chose to celebrate her centennial? Let’s just say it didn’t involve cake and tea.
With family and friends to cheer her on, the great-grandmother gave herself the gift of flight. She fearlessly harnessed into her parachute and got ready to leave the Earth beneath her.
Sporting a bright red jumpsuit, the centenarian gleefully jumped out of the plane to fly through the skies of Cape Breton, South Africa.
If her reaction upon landing is any indicator of how much she enjoyed the jump, we’d guess it was one of her best days yet.
But it’s not the first time she’s the taken part in the extreme sport. Her first jump was at the age of 92.