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THIRTY NINE YEARS' AGO -
COASTWEEK, December 21 - 27, 1978

 

 Coastweek -- President Daniel Arap Moi, receveid a tumultuous welcome from huge crowds of people as he arrived in Mombasa to celebrate the New Year at the Coast.

New meat prices shock hit Coast residents as consumers had to dig deeper into their pockets, following sharp increases in prices of the commodity, despite no shortages being experienced.

The move came after a similar price hike in Nairobi and was gazetted in the Kenya Gazette. Beef with bones was selling at Shs. 13/= a kilo, mutton and goat meat for Shs. 15/= while special cuts of meat like Sirloin were retailing at a whopping Shs. 23/50 a kilo.

Items worth over two hundred thousand shillings were to be auctioned on the Voice of Kenya television in the annual Mombasa Round Table Ring Us Up Programme.

Mombasa Round Tables annual ‘Ring Us Up’ Programme gets underway with donations from Nairobi’s B. S. Mohindra among others.

Until the end of December, transport aircraft of the United States Air Force Military Aircraft Command passed through Kenya en route from Britain to Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Together with Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the R.A.F., the huge c-5A Galaxies and C-141 StarLifters carried men and equipment needed for the Commonwealth ceasefire monitoring mission. The planes landed at Mombasa for refueling.

At the International Air Conference held in Arusha, it was disclosed that Tanzania would build a new airport at it’s new capital, Dodoma.

George Segal played ‘Russian Roulette’,  at NAAZ Cinema, followed by the adults only ‘Sex With A Smile’. William Katt and Susan Dey discover the difference between making love and being in love in ‘First Love’ at KENYA Cinema. The one and only Bruce Lee wowed fans at the REGAL Cinema in ‘Young Bruce Lee’’. Rajendra Kumar, Hema Malini and Mala Sinha try to find the elusive ‘Sunehra Sansar’ (‘Golden Life’) at the CHOX.

Letter writers included a supporter of Regi Mthara’s column who could not stop raving about it, Eric Odhiambo who sent his salaams all the way from Moscow, Russia, R. Tira of Mombasa who aired his views on choosing a proper leader, Malindi’s Malalo Humphrey complained that the Sabaki River and it’s brown alluvial silt was polluting the famous five mile Malindi beach again, while J. F. Mugo from Nairobi lamented that there were “too many Mr. Ten Per Cents in the public sector.

BLAST FROM THE PAST - New one way excursion fare between Nairobi and Mombasa from Kenya Airways - only K.Shs. 240/=.

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