FORTY YEARS' AGO -
Coastweek November 10 - 16, 1978:
TOURISTIC Union International [TUI] would bring 20,000 German
tourists to Kenya during the high season 1978/1979 - an increase
of 20 per cent on 1977/ 78 - according to the front page
report from Neta Peal.
In an interview
Coast Provincial Commissioner Eliud Mahihu described the last
hours in Mombasa of the late President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Liz Mitchell, lead
singer with ‘Boney M’ was on holiday at Leisure Lodge Beach
Hotel, disc jockey Anwar Tufail and his ‘Disco Tropicana’ was
playing at Ocean View Beach Hotel, Malindi Hotelier Kim Morby
had been re-elected Chairman of Kenya Association of Hotel
Keepers and Caterers.
included (Swahili Editor) Saleh Al Ismailly, Said Karama, Errol
Trzebinski, Anjum Manji, Ivor Davis in Nairobi, Tony Barros in
Dar es Salaam, economist Garry Bradley, ‘The Scene’ with Gray
Phombeah, shipping news with John Walters, (German Editor) Nelly
Riegger, and sport writers Anwer Versi, John Gardiner, Wainoga
Kimani, Tony Rowland, Khiladi Hoshiarpuria and James Adcock.
Photographers included Narendra Patel, Ezekial Njuguna, Rene
Haller, Harry Kombe, Akram Sheikh, Fabby Nielsen and Amrik
KENYA Cinema was showing
‘Coming Home’ with
Jane Fonda and Bruce Dern, NAAZ
a thriller ‘The Deep’,
‘Bruce Lee The Invincible’ and at
CHOX it was Rajesh Khanna in
‘Joroo Ka Ghulam’.
Letter writers included
Faraj Dumila, Henry Gathigira, (Lady) Elizabeth Erskine, Gregory
M. Mwaisaka, Esmond Bradley Martin, Mohamed Bassawa and James de
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