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Coastweek December 22 - 28, 1978:

Coastweek -- 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 Malindi ports.

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 Arabian sword.

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 Captain Franiatte.

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 Festival.

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 Badmaash'

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).


Coastweek, December 22 - 28, 1998

John Mutua Rated Among Most
'Energetic’ Skål Club Chairmen

Coastweek -- 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.




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