Gabriel Nderitu is not an aerospace engineer. He's an IT professional and self-proclaimed innovator, who built his own aeroplane from scratch. If the plane flies, he'll be the first in his country to successfully build one.
Nderitu will put the two-seater to the test sometime next week, and he's clearly got some last-minute fixes to make. But his success shouldn't be defined by how high or how long his creation can stay in the air. He's already won just for having the determination to build something of his own - especially something as complex as an aeroplane.