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SEVENTEEN Years Ago -
COASTWEEK, April 07 - 13, 2000:

Coastweek -- AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION was hosting the first ever tour by an Aboriginal Dance Group to East Africa. The “Binjareb Middar” group were in Kenya and Tanzania from 6 to 14 April.  The four person dance group visited Nairobi, Mombasa and Dar es Salaam. At Mombasa, the group conducted a public performance at Fort Jesus.

KENYA-INDIA Friendship Association (KIFA) Mombasa branch was formally launched by the High Commissioner of India to Kenya H. E. Mr. R. K Bhatia and Provincial Commissioner Mr. Samuel Limo at Travellers Beach Hotel, Mombasa, wrote SANJEEV PRASAD. Mr. Dalip Singh Dhanjal, Chairman KIFA Mombasa Branch, sponsored the function. Among the prominent personalities attending the function were Mr. Ubwa Tifu Ali, Deputy Mayor Municipal Council Mombasa, Mr. J. S. Garbiyal, Assistant Com-missioner and many other from the coast.  

WILFRED OLE LEGEI, District Commissioner Mombasa was seen officially opening the Indian Photographic Exhibition entitled “My Country, My People” which was held at the old Law Courts near Fort Jesus. With him were Mrs. Surekha Vyas, Chairman Kenya-India Friendship Association (KIFA) Dalip Singh Dhanjal, Mombasa Deputy Mayor Abdilatif Uba Tifu, Assistant Commissioner J. S. Garbiyal and Secretary KIFA Sanjeev Prasad.

THE NORDIC AREA Manager of Kenya Airways in the capital city of Copenhagen, in Denmark Finn Bluhme recently celebrated his sixtieth birthday in his favourite hotel for the last two and half decades Sheraton Nyali Beach Hotel, wrote ANDREW KILONZI.

BREAKING ALL records as far as ‘repeat’ guests were concerned at Mombasa’s Reef Hotel are Leo and Angela Kiesler from Switzerland back on their 54th Vacation there, wrote NETA PEAL.

TINY TOTS Kindergarten in Nyali raised K.Shs. 60,000/= at their School Colourathon. The children, aged from three to six years old, were each sponsored to colour up to four pages. The money raised would sponsor four needy Kongowea children to continue at school for the next three years. Key colourers were Amar Shah, Masood Ahmed, Neel Shah, Swabri Butt and Karishma Shah.

LION CONVENOR Hamisi Mboa was seen painting a zebra crossing at Star of the Sea School, with Chairmain Lions Club of Mombasa Pwani Gordhan Kanji, Lion Tony D’Silva (standing right) and Lion Cubs during the Road Safety Activity of the Lions Club of Mombasa Pwani which promoted Safety.

KING’S DIVISION WATERLOO BAND delighted audiences from many parts of the world as well as local residents by its versatility with not only traditional British marches (including Col.Bogey), light jazz, but cabaret ye olde British music-hall style ! Its last performance on Kenya’s south coast, this time of its Cabaret Marching Band at Safari Beach Hotel attracted much audience participation, wrote NETA PEAL.

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