Lilian Muli’s strong message to Conjestina

Over the weekend former Boxing champion Conjestina Achieng made headlines and not so good headline after she was caught on camera flexing her muscles for Sh50 for an unidentified Kenyan.

 

The video caused public outcry as many Kenyans were saddened by the downward spiral of the feted boxer as she battled mental illness and heavy drinking.

NACADA Director Vincent Mwasia aka Chipukeezy promised to help the ailing boxer by getting her medical attention.

On Friday, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko airlifted Conjestina from Kisumu to Nairobi for rehabilitation purposes and medical attention. He also promised to give the former boxer a job once she is treated.

Following Conjestina’s ailment,TV beauty Lilian Muli has now weighed her sentiments towards the boxing champion.

In her instagram post she said, “I’m reading about Congestina and it saddens me especially because I heard her family say people laugh at her and them…I’m glad she’s getting the necessary medical attention I think that’s long overdue; but then again I ask myself what next after treatment? Will that take away that gnawing feeling that she was once a household name and now feels perhaps invisible? What as a government and society are we doing to honor those who make Kenya proud in whatever field? I remember Maurice Odumbe saying he remembers the good old days and it saddens him to see how life can change. While the help is appreciated I see a lot of self seeking people giving themselves credit for getting Congestina help (when you give to the needy do not announce it with trumpets) I think the noise should be more about finding a way to keep people like her relevant in their respective fields so that they can help mentor other upcoming talents while earning a living.”

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I’m reading about Congestina and it saddens me especially because I heard her family say people laugh at her and them…I’m glad she’s getting the necessary medical attention I think that’s long overdue; but then again I ask myself what next after treatment? Will that take away that gnawing feeling that she was once a household name and now feels perhaps invisible? What as a government and society are we doing to honor those who make Kenya proud in whatever field? I remember Maurice Odumbe saying he remembers the good old days and it saddens him to see how life can change. While the help is appreciated I see a lot of self seeking people giving themselves credit for getting Congestina help (when you give to the needy do not announce it with trumpets) I think the noise should be more about finding a way to keep people like her relevant in their respective fields so that they can help mentor other upcoming talents while earning a living.

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Conjestina became the first African to clinch an international title as the middleweight champion in the Women’s International Boxing Federation (WIBF), she was nicknamed “hands of stone”. Conjestina Achieng’ dominated media space, with her promoters trying to slot in interviews and endorsements in her busy schedule for companies that fought to have her as a brand. For Kenya she was a star; an icon that had earned her position in history as a woman who dared get into a game dominated by men.

 

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