YEARS' AGO -
Coastweek November 17 - 23, 1978:
‘RALLY FEVER HITS THE COAST’
was the front page report by motoring columnist
John Gardiner, and showed African Safari Club’s ace driver Hans
Peter Ruedin in one of six new ASC Lancer cars taking part in
the ASC-sponsored ’21st Malindi Rally’.
Mathews Ogutu, Permanent Secretary Yuda Komora and Chief Tourist
Officer G.N. Macharia welcomed TUI Frankfurt sales staff on
arrival at Mombasa’s Moi International Airport.
U.K. singing star
Helen Shapiro seen wearing a new Coastweek t-shirt was
photographed by Akram Sheikh while on holiday at Bamburi.
Swahili poet Ahmed
Sheikh Nabany wrote a special ‘four-line’ 18 verse ‘Kiunguja’
epic entitled ‘Coastweek - Gazeti Lenu La Pwani’.
German and Italian
speaking animator Micky Matano was the fast-talking commentator
for the ‘Miss Kikambala Show’ at Whispering Palms Hotel.
Coast author Edward
Rodwell commended Faraj Dumila’s new book ‘Our People and
Culture’: Swedish designer Agneta von Rosen opened a new
boutique at Trade Winds Hotel, Ukunda: Kenya’s Chief Justice Sir
James Wicks was guest of Mombasa Rotary Club chairman Kishor
Roy Williams was to
be the ‘Dame’ in Julie Williams’ Little Theatre Club pantomime
production ‘Robinson Crusoe.’
Amrik Singh wrote a
special report about ‘Guru Nanak’ on behalf of the Guru Singh
KENYA Cinema was showing
‘Close Encounters Of The Third
Kind’, NAAZ Cinema
‘Don’t Steal My Baby’,
REGAL Cinema Walt
Disney’s ‘That Darn Cat’
and at CHOX Cinema it was
Shashi Kapoor in ‘Chor Machaye
Letter writers included
Juma Mwayani, Jenny Maitland-Jones,
Azhar Chaudry, Garry Bradley, Zulfiquar Hussein and Aisha