YEARS' AGO -
November 10 - 16, 1978
THIS WAS THE FIRST ISSUE OF
Coastweek -- TOURISTIC
Union International (TUI) would bring 20,000 German tourists to
Kenya during the high season 1978/1979 - an increase of 20 per
cent on 1977/ 78 - according to the front page,
report from Neta Peal.
In an interview
Coast Provincial Commissioner Eliud Mahihu described the last
hours in Mombasa of the late President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Liz Mitchell, lead
singer with ‘Boney M’ was on holiday at Leisure Lodge Beach
Hotel, disc jockey Anwar Tufail and his ‘Disco Tropicana’ was
playing at Ocean View Beach Hotel, Malindi Hotelier Kim Morby
had been re-elected Chairman of Kenya Association of Hotel
Keepers and Caterers.
included (Coastweek Swahili Editor) Saleh Al Ismailly, Said
Karama, Errol Trzebinski, Anjum Manji, Ivor Davis in Nairobi,
Tony Barros in Dar es Salaam, economist Garry Bradley, ‘The
Scene’ with Gray Phombeah, shipping news with John Walters, (Coastweek
German Editor) Nelly Riegger, and sport writers Anwer Versi,
John Gardiner, Wainoga Kimani, Tony Rowland, Khiladi
Hoshiarpuria and James Adcock.
included Narendra Patel, Ezekial Njuguna, Rene Haller, Harry
Kombe, Akram Sheikh, Fabby Nielsen and Amrik Singh.
KENYA Cinema was showing
‘Coming Home’ with
Jane Fonda and Bruce Dern, NAAZ
a thriller ‘The Deep’,
‘Bruce Lee The Invincible’ and at
CHOX it was Rajesh Khanna in
‘Joroo Ka Ghulam’.
Letter writers included
Faraj Dumila, Henry Gathigira, (Lady)
Elizabeth Erskine, Gregory M. Mwaisaka, Esmond Bradley Martin,
Mohamed Bassawa and James de Vere Allen.
FOR SALE - Salaama
Properties were selling a ‘luxurious Nyali executive villa,
with swimming pool, five bedrooms, on one acre plot, wall
fenced, developed garden, K. Shs 1.8 million.
TO LET - Mombasa Island, one
block of three flats, four bedrooms each, new and vacant. lease
required. Rent. K. Shs. 15.000/= per month.