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XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 

THIRTY NINE YEARS' AGO -
COASTWEEK, January 5 - 11, 1978:

Coastweek -- IT WAS the height of the ‘One Party’ era and new President Daniel Arap Moi, who was paying his first official visit to the Coast Province since being elected and sworn in as Head of State, was variously honoured, praised, cheered, lauded and duly rewarded.

At a brief ceremony the historic 80-year-old Kilindini Road was renamed ‘Moi Avenue’ by Mombasa Commissioner Bobby Tuva.

President Moi commissioned the newly acquired Eastern Africa National Shipping line freighter named ‘Jogoo’ (Swahili for ‘cockerel’ - official emblem of the then all powerful ruling party KANU).

Kenya’s Chief Kadhi Sheikh Abdallah Saleh Farsy draped President Moi with the traditional regalia of a senior Muslim elder, while looking on were Vice President Mwai Kibaki, Attorney General Charles Njonjo and Provincial Commissioner Eliud Mahihu.

Ismaili Community was honoured by an official visit from Princess Aliya and Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. The were escorted by Lady Eboo Pirbhai, Ismaili Provincial Council chairman Lutaf and Mrs Gulzar  Merali, IPC secretary Abdul Samji and Aga Khan band leader Major Amir Samji.

Nyundo F.C. chairman Salim Khamis congratulated his team on winning the coveted “Mombasa Mayor’s Cup” after they downed arch rivals Ngome 2-1 in the finals - they had earlier beaten Ramogi 2-1 in the semis.

KENYA Cinema was showing ‘Coma’, REGAL Bud Spencer and Terence Hill in “Crime Busters”, NAAZ Burt Lancaster in ‘Go Tell The Spartans’ and at CHOX it was Jaya Badhuri in ‘Doosri Sita’.

Letter writers included J. Mwambeo Montee Jnr. of Mbololo Hills, Mohamed Baadeil, Tony David and ‘Curious’ of Malindi who wanted to know “What happened to the long delayed Pensions of former East African Community Workers ?”

  • ‘Bargain of the Week’ - ‘Bui Bui Bar’ the only pizzeria in Mombasa at the famous ‘Castle Hotel’ was offering pizzas at eight and ten shillings each. You could also watch a’ free video’ show..

             

 

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