ENTRANTS Mike Kirkland and Dave Haworth in their Datsun 160 J were placed a very commendable seventh overall in the Easter
weekend ‘Safari Rally’ .
Other 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
Corporation chairman M. K. Mwendwa hosted a party at the ‘Kenya
Beach Hotel’ with co-director J. A. R. Jenkinson. Guests
included industrialist Mayur Madhvani, BOS Shipping executive M.
A. Bhaloo, and both S. T. and M. F. Mamujee of Mamujee
Travel writer Peter
Ngunjiri sailed to Kisitie and Mpunguti Islands on a new
‘Tourist Dhow’ introduced by Thorntree Safari’s managing
director Denis Lakin. Husky 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
Sharad 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. Gurmukh Singh Pandhal and
Amrik Singh Heer announced completion of a 22-bed extension to
their ‘New Palm Tree Hotel’ in Mombasa town centre.
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 !
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.
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).
included David Wately 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.
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.