YEARS' AGO -
December 01 - 07, 1978
‘Coast Man For World Cup Cricket’ was the front
page report by sports writer Anwer Versi and detailed the
exploits of Jaffery Sports Club’ 18-year-old cricket prodigy
Iqbal ‘Pataudi’ Walji who had been selected for the Kenya
Omani Ambassador to
Kenya Sheikh Salim Hakkim Al-Hassiby was visiting Mombasa
Islamic educational facilities accompanied by Imam Sheikh Badi
Muscat, Kenya Chief Kadhi Sheikh Abdallah Saleh Al-Farsy and
Coast NUKEM leader Sheikh Ali Amin.
Kenya Cargo Handling
Services managing director Edward Halwenge was photographed with
India’s touring ‘Gemini Circus International’ artists then
performing in Mombasa and commented: “Kenya has a lot of talent.
It is time we had our own circus !”
Association Secretary Mrs Illa Budheo congratulated flower
shower winners Mrs Saroj Shah, Mrs Kanti Shah, chairperson Mrs
Kusum Modi and Mrs Neera Shah in a competition which drew more
than 60 entries.
U.K. singing stars
Julie Felix and Peter Brent were entertaining in Mombasa and
Helen Le Clerq announced she would soon start a ‘Jazz Dance
Academy’ in Mombasa.
The ‘Vikings Band’
had returned to Reef Hotel after a successful tour in Europe.
Officer Mohamed Ali was leaving on reassignment to the Kenya
Tourism Bureau in New York.
Dick Soames had returned from Seychelles to run a water-ski
business at Kilifi.
KENYA Cinema was showing
the sex-comedy ‘Adventures Of A
Private Eye’’ (the clever dick who uncovers
everybody), NAAZ James
Earl Jones in ‘Deadly Hero’,
‘Executioners From Shaolin’ and at
CHOX it was Dharmendra in
Letter writers included
ISCOS Secretariat’s B. Mbakileki, Mrs
Holde Meyer, Juma Mwayani, Mrs Mia Dunford and
Karim A. Karimjee.