PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER Eliud Mahihu introduced a four-page
section on ‘Industrialisation at the Coast’ in which he
emphasised ‘large sums of public funds are being used (by Kenya
Government) to enlarge the present infrastructure of basic
facilities to industry - such as better communications, improved
water supplies, more power and extended urban amenities’
included Kenya Cargo Handling Services managing director Edward
Halwenge, African Cotton Industries managing director Husein
Anjarwalla and Asbestos Cement spokesman Edward Rodwell.
Coastweek Dar es
Salaam correspondent Tony Barros reported that archeologist Mary
Leakey had discovered ‘the oldest grand father in the world’ or
traces of a prehistoric man-like mammal who lived in Tanzania’s
Olduvai Gorge some 3.75 million years ago.
Ten Kenyan hotels
had been selected by Britain’s ‘Harpers and Queen’ magazine as
among the ‘300 Best Hotels in World’ - three from the Coast were
‘Mnarani Hotel’ at Kilifi, ‘Serena Beach Hotel’ at Shanzu and
‘Leopard Beach Hotel’ at Diani.
Mercedes Benz plush
in-house magazine ‘The Three Pointed Star’ (in German, English,
Spanish and French) also featured a superb fifteen-page full
colour Kenya Coast pull-out with the wonderful headline “... But
it is true in many respects - Kenya is Africa at its best !”
Kelly Brown wrote from Frankfurt, Germany, advising his numerous
Kenya fans that he would be home for April - thereafter heading
out to Kinshasa (then Zaire) Congo to perform with fellow
heart-throb Tabu Lei.
KENYA Cinema was showing Bill
Cosby, Sidney Poitier and James Earl Jones in
‘A Piece Of The Action’,
REGAL screened James
Mitchum in ‘Trackdown’,
NAAZ bravely warned
patrons of ‘Demon’
that ‘this film contains scenes of violence and intense
horror’, while at CHOX it
was Sunil Dutt, Malika Sarabhai and Ranjeet in
‘Himalay se Ooncha’
(Higher Than The Himalayas).
Letter writers included
Guy Lusweti and
Hussein Sinan of Mombasa,
and C.E. Norris, Executive
Director of Conservation with East African Wildlife Society
Nairobi who complained of ‘Cruel Animal Experiments’ by the
U.S. University of Michigan who were purportedly using Kenyan
baboons in ‘car crash’ experiments.