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Pomp and colour in Mombasa fiesta

How New Year crossover festival went down

In Summary

• Locals and foreigners converged at Sarova Whitesands Hotel to turn the calendar

Gilad and Jalango on stage
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS Gilad and Jalango on stage
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Kenyans on Wednesday joined the world in ushering in the New Year in style. In Mombasa, thousands of local and foreign tourists converged at Sarova Whitesands Hotel to turn the calendar.

There was lots of entertainment from musicians Gilad, Elani, Atemi and South African stand-up comedian Loyiso Gola. The Master of Ceremony for the night was comedian Jalang'o.

Among notable individuals who attended the event were the Kenya Tourism Board chairperson Jimi Kariuki, who is also the chairperson of Sarova Hotels in Kenya, and Kieni MP Kanini Kega.

Kieni MP Kanini Kega and Kenya Tourism Board chairperson Jimi Kariuki
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS Kieni MP Kanini Kega and Kenya Tourism Board chairperson Jimi Kariuki
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Wambui and Maureen of Elani pose with Jael Marura and Salma Komora
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS Wambui and Maureen of Elani pose with Jael Marura and Salma Komora
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Singer Atemi on stage
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS Singer Atemi on stage
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Chef James Wambua prepares roast goat meat for thousands of guests.
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS Chef James Wambua prepares roast goat meat for thousands of guests.
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Mary Likimani is joined by Sarova Whitesands staff to celebrated her birthday on New Year's Eve.
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS Mary Likimani is joined by Sarova Whitesands staff to celebrated her birthday on New Year's Eve.
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South African stand-up comedian Loyiso Gola.
NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS South African stand-up comedian Loyiso Gola.
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