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Conjestina a shadow of her former self

29 September 2014, 17:07

Nairobi - Former female boxer Conjestina Achieng has been suffering both physically and financially after she was diagnosed with Schizophrenia in 2012.

After being admitted to hospital for treatment she racked up a large medical bill which she could not afford to pay.

“She was detained at the Avenue hospital, after she failed to clear a medical bill worth KES 529,000," said her mother Conje.

“Businessman Sammy Wakiaga, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero among others, however, came to Conje’s aid and cleared the bill.”

The chairman of the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission, Hillary Alila, also assisted Achieng in setting the bill and is eager to help in the future.

“I am hardly a month old in the office,” said Alila.

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“I learnt of Achieng’s predicament in the local FM stations and sent her parents KES 10,000 to help them as we look for ways to support her. We still are laying structures and I am sure we will help her regain her former state.”

Once a proud boxer, Achieng has now been forced to beg for money on the streets. She blames the Kenyan boxing and the government for neglecting her.

“I fought for Kenya, when I went out there I didn’t go as Conjestina,” she revealed.

“I carried the Kenyan Flag.”
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