THE 1979 CENSUS dragged on for its fourth consecutive week in
Mombasa as poll officials compared and made notes at the DC’s
office. A total of 322,321 people had been counted thus far with
more people continuing to come forward claiming that they had
not been counted.
A ‘Special Edition’
of Coastweek was air-freighted the previous week to Zurich,
Switzerland by African Tours and Hotels for the month-long Kenya
Food Safari being hosted at the Nova Park Hotel. The special
issue had the front page in German with an exclusive report on
the food safari, aimed at boosting Kenya’s tourism.
Savings and Loan
Kenya Limited, opened a new branch in Mombasa at Makena House,
opposite Ambalal House, Nkrumah Road.
A new cinema named
‘Cleopatra Theatre’ opened over the weekend in Malindi by
Nairobi businessman Harith Ali. The theatre had a capacity of
478 seats and the going rate for tickets was K.Sh 5/50, 8/50 and
12/- per person.
A container Study
Team representing British and Continental Shipowners visited
Kenya and Tanzania where they had discussions with top officials
in the Ports, Railways, Road Transport companies, Customs and
Delegates From 159
countries, including 40 Ministers elected Kenyan Minister for
Power and Communications Hon. Isaac Omolo Okero as Vice
President of the 18th Universal Postal Congress being
held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Tanzania was to
beginning using crop-waste as a source of energy to run its
machinery in the rural areas.
The crop-waste would
be transformed into combustible gas known as Bio-Gas which could
be used to drive machinery using diesel engines in the Ujamaa
The energy project
was to be jointly undertaken by the state owned Small-scale
Industries Development Organization (S.I.D.O.) and The
Netherlands Twente University of Technology.
The pilot plant
would be constructed in Arusha and later be extended to other
areas if successful.
The World Bank
sounded an urgent warning on the consequences of the population
explosion expected in developing countries by the end of the
The Washington based
body estimated that the global population would rise by about
2,000 million to about 6,000 million.
NAAZ Cinema was showing
Michael Crichton’s thriller ‘Coma’
starring Genevieve Bujold and Michael Douglas.
were adults only fare with ‘Carry on
Emmannuelle’ and ‘Au
Pair Girl’, respectively. Rajesh Khanna concocted
quite a masala at CHOX Cinema,
in ‘Bawarchi’ (The
Cook) with Jaya Bhaduri.
Letter writers included
‘Firebug’, Aftab S. Mohamedabhai,
Kenneth Otieno, and Salma
Khan all of Mombasa, Clive
Poulton of Kensington, London,
Abdalla Habib of Malindi,
‘Pied Piper’ of Kisauni,
Lamberto Artioli of Milano,
Italy, and Elizabeth Dalton