Retired Boxer Conjestina Achieng Torches Personal Items Inside Home in Siaya
- Conjestina’s plight came to the limelight in 2018
- The former boxer has been in and out of rehab and at some point, she made a remarkable recovery
- More recently, Conjestina’s son Charltone Otieno disclosed his mother was still struggling with mental issues
- Latest reports indicate the celebrated boxer's home in Siaya county nearly caught fire
Legendary former boxer Conjestina Achieng was on the news once again after her home in Siaya county nearly burnt down in a fire.
The fire, according to reports from K24 and Citizen, started inside the house, with the embattled Cojestina losing majority of her clothes in the flames.
While the source of the fire is yet to be established comprehensively, detectives who spoke to K24 claim the fire was started by a person.
Radio personality Carol Radull, who has been at the forefront of highlighting Conjestina's plight in recent months, shed more light on the situation on Friday, August 27 as she clarified the fire did not catch the roof, and Conjestina's clothes were the biggest loss from the Thursday incident.
Sonko to Conjestina's rescue - again
On Saturday, August 28, former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko announced his team had airlifted Conjestina to Nairobi for further tests to ascertain whether she might need to go back to rehab.
Sonko initially offered to rehabilitate Conjestina in 2018, and after months of treatment, Congestina evidenced glimpses of progress as she worked her way to full recovery.
Her progress was so remarkable that in March 2019 she made a rare appearance during Fatuma Zarika's triumph over Zambian opponent Catherine Phiri.
Since coming to the fore in 2018, the plight of one of Kenya’s most talented boxers has been much publicized, with some notable names in the country offering to help the troubled legend.
More recently, radio and Kenyan sports personality Carol Radull highlighted the boxer’s troubles as she disclosed Conjestina was barely hanging on after “fake promises from Heroes Council”.
However, all that was short-lived as Conjestina regressed a year later, with Radull making her desolate state known to the public after paying the boxer a visit.