YEARS' AGO -
June 01 - 07, 1979:
MADARAKA DAY marked another proud milestone in Kenya’s history,
wrote Provincial Commissioner Eliud Mahihu who noted that 16
short years’ since Uhuru (Independence) had brought remarkable
changes to the Coast and most positive developments
covering tourism , industry, shipping, communications, and
greatly improved social and welfare facilities to all wanainchi.
for Finance, Hon. Francis Tuva, who was also chairman of the
Mombasa Municipal Commission announced a Municipal ‘development
budget’ of K. Shs. 70,000,000/= for schools, health centres,
clinics, roads and housing estates.
Mombasa’s new K. Shs.
6.100,000/= S.O.S. Village opened with its first intake of 29
destitute and orphaned children being welcomed by SOS director
Solomon Njuguna and Mombasa SOS children’ committee chairman
took over from Guy Snelling as manager of the Serena Beach
Hotel, while Calleb Kibera was appointed new manager at Serena
John Hayes was
confirmed as managing director of Leslie and Anderson Shipping
Tom Muchura was the
Mombasa Sports Club squash champion.
Mushtaq Ramji was
leading a Coast XI to play in the Nairobi Madaraka Day Cricket
Mombasa Beach Hotel
manager Amando Montali was so pleased with his winning in-house
football team that he presented them with a complete set of
imported uniforms and new boots.
KENYA Cinema was still
showing Peter Sellers in Blake Edward’s marvellous comedy
“Revenge Of The Pink Panther”,
at REGAL it was Yul
Brynner, Martin Balsam and Barbara Bouchet in
“Death Rage”, at
NAAZ Harrison Ford, Edward
Fox and Franco Nero still starred in
“Force Ten From Navarone”, while at
CHOX it was Sharmila
Tagore and Shatrughan Sinha in
‘Shaitaan’ (Devil !)
Letter writers included
Lamu East M.P. Hon. M.O. Mzamil,
Buff Mshamba Allens of
Nairobi and Mombasa Sports Club football section secretary
ELAINE’ featured the new ‘L’Auberge Grill’ at Oceanic Hotel,
schooner trade and transport between Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar
and Mombasa with Ampees Shipping, and a ‘special’ K. Shs.
500/= deal on Cona Coffee machines at Car and General, Mombasa.