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April 19 - 25,
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Four Years Ago
April 20 - 26, 1979:
veterinarian Zahoor Kashmiri was to lead an
international ‘Charity Rowing Team’ including John
Grunwald, Berni Streit, Mike Povey and Jorgen
Christensen, who would raise funds for Bahari Jaycees
by sculling their way from Kikambala to the Mombasa
Rowing Club premises at Liwatoni.
Advertising Corporation chairman M. K. Mwendwa hosted a party at the
‘Kenya Beach Hotel’ with co-director J. A. R. Jenkinson.
included industrialist Mayur Madhvani, BOS Shipping executive M. A.
Bhaloo, and both S. T. and M. F. Mamujee of Mamujee Brothers.
writer Peter Ngunjiri sailed to Kisitie and Mpunguti Islands on a
new ‘Tourist Dhow’ introduced by Thorntree Safari’s managing
director Denis Lakin.
and handsome Juma Mrajah was to play the part of Rev. Stephen Kumalo
in director Patrick Obath’s forthcoming Little Theatre production of
‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.
N. Mehta took over from Satish Chowdhry as chairman of the Mombasa
Saturday Club. HotelPlan president Arno Bertozzi of
Switzerland was on holiday at the Kenya South Coast.
Cinema was screening Reena Roy and Kiran Kumar in “Jangal Mein
Mangal’ (Mystery In The Forest).’
Singh Pandhal and Amrik Singh Heer announced
completion of a 22-bed extension to their ‘New Palm
Tree Hotel’ in Mombasa town centre.
Sports Club’s Ted Kimani contributed a heartfelt ‘SportsView’ suggesting
that ‘Rugby At The Coast Need Not Always Remain In The Doldrums”: What
was needed was much more practise, player selection by committee, no
cancellation of fixtures, and less talk more action !
entrants Mike Kirkland and Dave Haworth in their Datsun 160 J were
placed a very commendable seventh overall in the Easter weekend ‘Safari
finishers included Johnny Hellier of Malindi and Kanti Shah, Frank Tundo
and Mombasa’s John Hope, and the African Safari Club teams of Roland
Ruedin and Aslam Khan, and Hans Peter Ruedin and Eckhart Ender
(hard-driving ASC team sponsor Karl Ruedin had reluctantly retired
midway on doctor’s advice.)
KENYA Cinema was still showing
Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando and Gene Hackmann in the blockbuster
‘Superman - You’ll Believe a Man Can Fly’
, REGAL screened George
Kennedy and John Mills in ‘The Human
Factor’, NAAZ scared
its audience with the horror epic ‘Damien - Omen II’, while at
CHOX it was Reena Roy and Kiran
Kumar in “Jangal Mein Mangal’
(Mystery In The Forest).
Letter writers included
of Malindi, Mike Otieno in Ukunda, Rajan S. Patel of Ganjoni, M. Athuman
Ali and Mohammed O. Abubakar of Lamu, and Mrs A. P. Denise of Mombasa.
Hunter, pilot, photographic
safari guide, accomplished actor and fluent in six languages the late
Myles Burton of Malindi had a host of friends according to a warm
appreciation by ‘JMC’ who recalled that a tragic aircraft accident at
Nairobi’s Wilson airport had taken ‘a man with an appetite for life’.
Thought for the Week -
You can spoil your enjoyment of
the finest mountain view by thinking in terms of the mechanics of the
retina and the optic nerve - C. S. LEWIS.
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