YEARS' AGO -
Coastweek December 22 - 28, 1978:
MOMBASA BORN singer Sal Davis was ‘BIG’ in
Central Africa - a report from Lusaka announced release of his
new record singing the praises of President Kenneth Kaunda: 'a
best-seller played almost by the hour over Zambia State Radio'.
The new-look Nyali Beach Hotel hosted a gala dinner for VIP
guests including Tourism Ministry Permanent Secretary Yuda
Komora, United Touring Executive Director Eric Larson, Mombasa
District Commissioner E.G. Karanja, Block Hotels Chairman
Tubby Block, Pollmans Managing Director Dimitri Pelteko and
Neckermann Vice President Hugo Stinnes.
Kenya Ports Authority chairman P.K. Kinyanjui led his fellow
directors John Gituma, W.K. Bomett, D.K. Ngini and Juma
Ferunzy on an inspection tour of Shimoni, Vanga, Kilifi and
Coast magician 'Mighty Aboo' was photographed on the Mombasa
seafront performing his latest daring illusion with a pretty
girl apparently levitated off the ground on the point of an
Calling on Kilindini while heading on for a five-day Christmas
visit to the Seychelles was the 3,600-ton French Navy Indian
Ocean flotilla destroyer 'Kersaint' under the command of
Nathu Nathwani, Pratap Raichoora, Kirit Thakker, Kishore Nanji,
Batuk Savjani and Dhiru Savjani were leading a strong Coastal
team to take part in the annual Lohana Community Kisumu Sports
KENYA Cinema was showing
'Jaws II', REGAL
the filmed-in-Kenya adventure drama
'Safari Rally', NAAZ
Ryan O'neal and Bruce Dern in 'The
Driver'' and at CHOX
it was Dev Anand in 'Shareef
Letter writers included
sports columnist Anver Versi, Chege
Kamau, Juma Mwayani,
Bernard Wambugua, John
Ondiek and A.S. Juma.
• Reef Hotel advertised a 'full Christmas luncheon' at K.
Shs.100/= per person, the Mvita Grill Nyali offered a 'gala
lunch' at K. Shs. 90/= per person, while a full five-course
dinner at the Tamarind Restaurant cost K. Shs. 150/= per
person (with telephone bookings accepted).
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Coastweek, December 22 - 28,
John Mutua Rated Among Most
'Energetic’ Skål Club Chairmen
EIGHTY Skålleagues and invited guests attended a
dinner hosted by John Mutua, Chairman of the Skål Club Kenya
Coast at his private residence.
Many made an extra effort to meet the ‘Black and White’ colour
theme with the best dressed ladies each being presented with a
bottle of champagne.
In his welcome speech at a delicious Swahili/ Kenya Barbeque
dinner, John gave a resume of recent events in the world of Skål
and there was also a special greeting for some eighteen invited
guests from Nyali Beach Hotel who are frequent return visitors
to Kenya and this hotel.
Mr. Mutua is Block Hotels Regional Manager, Coast/ Nairobi and a
Director, Nyali Beach Hotel.
A big ‘thank you’ went to aul Keir who once again sponsored the
excellent wines from Chile.
As newcomers to Kenya’s tourism industry a welcome was also
extended to Abdul Wahid Wajid, District Manager, Emirates
airlines, Mombasa office and his Sales Manager, Hiten Kanabar.
Chris Modigell, National vice-chairman, Skål Clubs of Kenya,
thanked John for once more arranging such a splendid evening.
Said Chris ‘having attended two International Skål Congresses I
can confirm that John is among the most energetic and dynamic
Skål Club chairman worldwide.
'This', he said, 'had also been recognised by the President of
Skål International who had made special mention of this young
club which under John’s leadership had grown from strength to
strength in only two years’.
Chris presented John with personal gift of a limited edition
stone lithograph by famous artist Poen de Wijs in appreciation
of his friendship.
Skål members of East Africa were invited to join an outing to
the ‘mother of all cities’ Cape Town from April 29 to May 2 with
an exciting programme.