Monday, 5 January 2009
With the Formula 1 team Renault boss Flavio Briatore having made Malindi his favourite place for Christmas and New Year festivities, there was bound to be some guests in tow due to the privacy and seclusion they enjoy in their lavish villas in the town of Malindi.
One Fernando Alonso had joined Mr. Briatore probably to strategise for the coming season and see how to comprehensively win the Formula 1 title. A plane mishap in the tourist town of Malindi's tiny airstrip almost denied them that pleasure.
This ought to encourage the authorities to undertake the necessary expansion on this town's airstrip and also look into possibilities of ensuring the facilities available are up to standards. We can't afford to lose such visitors who have been more than benevolent to the Kenyan tourism scene.