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SEVENTEEN YEARS' AGO -
Coastweek September 07 - 13, 2001:

Coastweek -- 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.

For achieving 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 mouth.

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.

Mombasa Little Theatre Club opened with the Jean Koch production entitled ‘Tea Dear’ with local stars Pauline Groom, Bruce Coupland and Michael Hughes.

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 Noman Adamjee.

Kenya Wildlife 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.

             

 

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