Family Speaks on Conjestina Achieng's House Burning Down

  • Caroll Radull (left) pictured with iconic boxer Conjestina Achieng' in Siaya County
    Caroll Radull (left) pictured with iconic boxer Conjestina Achieng' in Siaya County
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  • The family of legendary Kenyan boxer, Conjestina Achieng', has disputed reports that the acclaimed boxer torched her own house in their rural village of Gem, Siaya County.

    NTV host and sports anchor, Carol Radull, who had conversed with Achieng's family, told Kenyans.co.ke that the  incident happened on Thursday, August 27 night. 

    She affirmed that the cause of the fire is yet to be established.

    Award winning boxer Conjestina Achieng' poses for a photo after being visited by journalist Carol Radull on December 10 2020
    Award winning boxer Conjestina Achieng' poses for a photo after being visited by journalist Carol Radull on December 10 2020
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    "All her clothes got burnt but the house and belts are safe. The fire was inside the house but went off before getting to the roof," she stated.

    A detective privy to the investigations, however, disputed the family's claims that Achieng' was not behind the fire.

    "From the reports we have, she actually torched the house herself," the detective, who sought anonymity, told Kenyans.co.ke.

    The veteran boxer, whose life took a turn for the worse, has been voicing her anger over being neglected by the country that adored her during her peak times in her boxing career.

    Photos of the boxer had been shared online, showing the sorry state of the former champion.

    Efforts made to reform Achieng' by taking her to different rehabilitation centres have been deemed futile.

    Radull, who recently visited the legend, noted that the boxer was constantly stuck at home alone with her thoughts.

    "I am no medical expert, but I see little sense in taking someone to rehab for some time then returning them to the same challenging environment," she asserted.

    "In my layman's assessment; she is not mad but she does need more rehab to overcome her dependence on abusive substances. She also needs some counselling (anger management) But she then needs to be in an environment where her mind is kept busy; where her talent is being used; where she feels useful and appreciated."

    Kenyan boxer Conjestina Achieng.
    Kenyan boxer Conjestina Achieng.
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