YEARS' AGO -
Coastweek September 07 - 13, 2001:
President Daniel arap Moi toured the Mombasa International Show
and listened attentively as Bamburi Cement Limited Production
Manager Peter Muithya described the cement production process.
He was accompanied
by Minister for Trade and Industry Hon. Nicholas Biwott, and
Bamburi Operations Director Ron Roy and Bamburi managing
director Didier Tresarrieu.
consistently high customer service satisfaction levels’ Club Sun
‘n’ Sand at Kikambala on Kenya’s north coast had won the
prestigious ‘Gold Choice Award’ for winter 1999/ 2000 and summer
2000 from First Choice, U.K. Club Sun ‘n’ Sand general manager
Fredrick Makumbi was seen receiving the award from First Choice
Kenya resident manager Ashley Pretswell, together with the
Club’s sales and marketing manager Christine Obiya and First
Choice representative Peter Gathungu.
What was believed to
be a rare ‘Coelocanth’ fish has been brought to Mombasa by
fishermen who caught this unusual specimen while fishing off
Malindi. The remains of the fish weigh 70 kilogrammes and it
measures one metre thirty centimeters in length from tail to
The wedding was held
in Mombasa’s Holy Ghost Cathedral between George Kinyua, son of
Alice Wanjiru of Loitokitok and Pauline Wanjiku, daughter of
John and Patrician Kahohi of Nairobi. The bride was a Computer
Instructor at Busy Bee School while the groom was a Court
Assistant with Gikandi Advocates.
Lilian Njoroge a
tour consultant with David and Everson Tours was married to TNT
Customer Service Executive Samuel F. Kafwihi at AIPCA Church in
Makande by Rev. Ven. Archdeacon Peter Kariuki Gitiche. A
reception attended by hundreds of well wishers and friends was
later held at Vishakani Primary School in Kaloleni.
Theatre Club opened with the Jean Koch production entitled ‘Tea
Dear’ with local stars Pauline Groom, Bruce Coupland and Michael
Mombasa Railways FC
lead the Provincial District League followed by Coolchester FC
and Ganjoni Young Stars, reported Seraj Mohamed.
Coast Gymkhana ‘A’
completed their fixtures for round one in the C.C.A. league
unbeaten when they beat Burhani Sports Club ’A’ by six wickets
while Mombasa Sports Club ‘B’ thrashed Mombasa Institute by
eight wickets and Simba Union won their first match by beating
Mombasa Youth by two wickets in a very close game, reported
Service rangers Peter, Hassan and Joseph from Tsavo Park were
seen escorting the lead group of Mombasa charity walkers
Marianne Beekes, Briony Cooper, Helen Barker, Ursula Brenneisen
and Francee Thornton who walked 150 kilometers and helped raise
more than one million shillings to complete the first phase of
the Kilulu Home at Mtwapa on the Kenya North Coast.
‘Nayak - the Real Hero’,
starring Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee and Amrish Puri
was opening at the NYALI CINEMAX,
to be followed by ‘Lara Croft:
Tomb Raider’ starring Angelina Jolie.
LOTUS and KENYA CINEMAS
were screening a brand new film,
‘Hum Ho Gaye Aapke’ starring Fardeen Khan with
newcomer Reema Sen (daughter of Moon Moon Sen and
grand-daughter of the legendary Aparna Sen). Both theatres,
LOTUS and KENYA would later screen
‘Pearl Harbour’ featuring Ben Affleck, Joshua
Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale.
Letter writers included:
Sister Maggi of the
Catholic Diocese Office, Mombasa, reported the death of
Fr. Paddy Cooke who had
worked in the Archdiocese till 1988. He came to Mombasa in
1964 and served in Makupa, Taveta before becoming the Parish
Priest of Shimba Hills and created the new Parish of Mivumoni
where he was its first Parish Priest and from where he built a
number of Churches. Fr Cooke has been battling with cancer for
some years and died in Ireland.
Mrs S. Kember, from
London, U.K. praised the Kenya Police constables who helped
recover her purse stolen by a pick pocket in Biashara Street
Mombasa. The unfortunate thief was subsequently beaten up by
the general public and then handed over to the authorities.