DEPUTY Provincial Commissioner Stephen Mwakisha was being posted
on promotion to Kisumu as new P.C. for Western Province.
Talented Swahili artist Adnan Said Mohamed opened successful
one-week exhibition of his paintings hosted at the British
Council, Mombasa, and jointly sponsored by Mombasa Central M.P.
Hon. Shariff Nassir and Old Town resident Dr. Faiz Saleh.
In a superb show of
tactical running Kenya’s 12-year-old Elizabeth Onyambu ran the
‘Mombasa Mile’ in just four minutes 23 seconds, even besting
world-class long-distance athlete Rose Thompson.
As ‘Mombasa Roots’
band returned from a successful two-month tour in Dubai, U.A.E.
the Coast was being ‘invaded’ by ever-popular Zairean bands
according to correspondent Gray Phombeah who reported the
weekend arrivals of ‘Super Mazembe’, ‘Viva Makale’, ‘Orchestra
Mangelepa’ and ‘Les Kinoir’. Meanwhile Professor Omari Shabani
had broken away from ‘Simba Wa Nyika’ band to form his own
‘Orchestra Les Wanyika’.
correspondent Ivor Davis interviewed London-based international
cabaret artist Sheela Munro - who began life in Mombasa’s
Ganjoni road, one of 13 children fathered by Goan school teacher
Joey de Chaves and a Seychellois mother, who died when she was
just one year old. Managed by British impres-sario Lord Tony
Moynihan, Sheela was heading onto new success in West Germany
and the Middle East.
Theatre Club was in rehearsal for Jennifer Walters’ musical
production of ‘My Fair Lady’ featuring the singing talents of
Lesley Anne McGuinness, Eileen Crooke, Lesley Garnett, Linda
Voestermans, Rory McGuinness, John Hope, Stan Moss, John
Walters, and Jacques Salzani, with the choreography of Joyce
Paresh Malde was
declared ‘Top Navigator 1978’ by the Mombasa Motor Club. African
Safari Club’s Hans Harald Kochany won the first Coast Open
windsurfing regatta hosted at Dolphin Hotel, Shanzu. Karim Sumar
of Aga Khan Mombasa won the under 17 singles title in the
National table tennis championships hosted in Nairobi.
KENYA cinema was still
showing the Turkish prison horror drama
NAAZ cinema screened Sean
Connery, Donald Sutherland and Lesley Ann Down in
‘The Great Rain Robbery’,
REGAL offered Jim Kelly in
the ‘Adults Only’ drama ‘The Death
Dimension’, while at
CHOX it was Dharmendra and Raakhee in
included Peggy Barrow, Joseph Okumu,
John Arkle, Karim A. Karimjee, S. Shah and
Mustafa Gulamali all of
Mombasa, Tom Odongo of
Kilifi, and Nairobi correspondents
Mwangi Kangunda, Buff Mshamba Allens and
Peter Wafula Muhindi.
COAST TOP TEN
BOOKS (Courtesy Bahari Bookshop) - ‘Fighter’ by
Len Deighton, ‘The Man
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Anthony Price, ‘Consider
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‘Roots’ by Alex Haley,
‘The Other Girl’ by Lucy Walker,
‘Among the Elephants’ by Oria
and Iain Douglas Hamilton,
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