Tuesday, 3 September 2013


Word just reaching us seems to indicate that Kenyan pugilist Congestina Achieng has been admitted in a hospital in Kisumu. And this transpired on Saturday, 31st August 2013.

The former world boxing super middleweight champion Conjestina Achieng is now admitted at Avenue Health Care Hospital in Kisumu County.
Achieng commonly known as ‘Conje’ was admitted on Saturday morning after well wishers volunteered to foot medical bills for her to get treatment at the health facility. The well wishers comprised Anglican Church of Kenya and ‘I am Everlasting Ministry’ Churches from Bondo, who were moved by the boxer’s plight.

Conje’s father, Clement Adala could not hide his joy when his daughter was admitted at the hospital, hoping that ‘Conje’ will finally be healed and afterwards continue with her normal life.
I am Everlasting Ministry’s Reverend Elizabeth Ochieng came to the aid of the boxer having read Conje’s story from news papers and decided to take her to the hospital.

Mr Adala said Reverend Ochieng once booked a flight for the renowned boxer to come visit her in Kisumu and therefore she felt bad seeing her (Conje) in this current state.
“She is a wonderful woman and I hope many people will come in to help Conje out of this,” said Mr Adala at Avenue Hospital as he awaited his daughter’s admission to the wards.

Achieng has for long been suffering from Schizo-affective disorder/paranoid schizophrenia which is a mental disorder condition that has forced her to drop the boxing gloves. Conje, 35, is also a two-time World Boxing Council middleweight title winning the World Boxing Federation, Global Boxing Union and World Boxing International Federation titles.
For close to two months now, Kenya’s top female pugilist has been staying with her parents at their Umiru village, Nyamninia sub-location in Siaya County. She left Nairobi after apparently failing to take
care of herself and because her condition was becoming worse.

Conje together with her only child have been staying at home surviving on the little her parents can get.  Mr Adala said admission of her daughter at Avenue and not being returned to Mathari will make her feel appreciated instead of being amongst those with mental disorders.

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