YEARS AGO -
September 14 -20, 1979
A picture of a wide-eyed, regal-looking lion from the Amboseli
Game Reserve graced the front page of Coastweek. The
five-year-old large, wild cat was spotted by Mombasa camera buff
Mustafa Nasser during a visit to the teeming wildlife park. The
National Geographic Society magazine had a full-time
correspondent in the Reserve studying the lion’s behavior
patterns and were expected to feature it in future issues.
The Municipal Fire
Brigade reported that at least ten people had died and property
worth KSh. 2,777, 697. 15 had been destroyed in fires since
January. The latest figures indicated that there was an average
of 23 fire cases a month in Mombasa alone. Insurance companies
declined to give figures but admitted that pay-offs made to fire
victims ran into millions of shillings.
looking into the possibility of constructing a plant at Songo
Songo in Kilwa district to exploit the newly discovered gas for
the manufacture of Ammonia and Urea. If the project succeeded,
the manufacture of Urea from the 30 billion cubic litres of
natural gas pool at Songo Songo gas would provide a rich
nitrogenous fertilizer for Tanzania’s agriculture.
The Mombasa branch
of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was making plans
to build a new K.Shs. 7,000,000 hostel in the Kizingo area. The
hostel was to have 144 beds and was to cater to all people
irrespective of religious following.
POLICE in Tanga were
investigating the theft of 68 bags of coffee worth 100,000/-
while in transit at the port for export to Europe.
THE UNITED Nations
Information Center was to stage an exhibition featuring the
different activities and programmes of the world organization.
The two-day show organized with the co-operation of the Aga Khan
Education Department, was to be held at the Aga Khan High School
with an aim to “acquaint the public with the work of the United
Nations and motivate them towards greater support of the United
The C.C.A. League
gets off the ground with the inclusion of Aga Khan and Mombasa
Youths, as the suspension on Coast Gymkhana is lifted.
REGAL Cinema was screening
‘Bittersweet Love,’ starring Meredith Baxter
(of ‘Family Ties’ fame) and Michael Lewis.
NAAZ Cinema was ending its
run of ‘Lawman’ and
moving onto another Western,
‘Eagle’s Wing,’ the story of Kiowa dog soldiers
and their constant warfare with the Comanches.
KENYA Cinema, meanwhile,
was running ‘Ruby,’ a horror flick starring Piper Laurie as a
teenage daughter possessed by an evil power. At
CHOX, Hema Malini and
Dharmendra were bound by
TOP Ten on the Charts compiled by
‘Disco Bug’ were “Double
Disco” by Fingers, “I Was
Made For Loving You” by Kiss,
“Going Through The Motion” by Hot Chocolate,
“Pop Music” by M,
“Bad Girls” by Donna
Summer, “Re-United” by
Peaches, “No Good Searchin’”
by Eruption, “Disco Rockin’”
by Fingers, “Love You So Bad, It
Hurts” by John Paul Young, and
“Good Times” by Chic.