Penial Team

Our team

Captain Kai Tinga


Captain Kai Tinga has more than 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry having started as a helicopter pilot with the Kenya Army. Since then he has flown short haul and long haul commercial flights. Today, he is known as one of the few pilots in Kenya who is rated to fly a wide range of aircrafts from helicopters to fixed wings and large commercial jets. Captain Tinga holds an executive masters in Aviation Business Management from Moi University, alongside a myriad of aviation specific certifications such as the Trainair Plus Instructors and Training Developers certification from ICAO, Bell Helicopters Training from Texas USA, and Aviation Safety from Comair Ltd South Africa, among others. He is also a KCAA Approved examiner and check Pilot

Captain Kai Tinga is now the CEO at Penial Air Limited, a company that encompasses his love for aviation and his dream to build an internationally recognized air service provider. In the 13 years in which he has built up his dream aviation service company, those that have worked with him know him as an enthusiastic and charismatic leader with a heart for his people.

Mercy Mutiso


Mercy Mutiso is currently undertaking an MBA in strategic management, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi, is a KCAA licensed flight dispatcher, and is a CPA finalist.

Mercy joined Penial Air Limited in 2016 as an accountant and has scaled the heights to her current position.