Legendary boxer Conjestina Achieng’ yesterday set her house in Gem, Siaya County, on fire.
The former world WIBF Middleweight champion who has for years struggled with issues of mental wellness cited frustrations leading up to the incident.
Achieng’ who has long struggled with her mental health since retiring from boxing, has had to deal with various issues in life, which have seen her in and out of rehab.
On july renowned sports presenter Carol Radull paid Achieng’ a visit at her Gem home, where she surprised the family.
Radull revealed that the former champion as she is popularly known, constantly voiced her anger over being neglected by the country that adored her as she won various bouts.
The troubled former champion has had stints in rehabilitation centres since falling into poverty and drug abuse after her glittering career.
In her hut, legend has dedicated a section to her belts and shields representing the glory days when she was considered among Africa’s finest pugilists.
At the time, Radull noted that the legendary boxer was undergoing a tough time, as she was left at home most of the time with her thoughts.
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