Mike Sonko to open boxing training centre for Conjestina Achieng

Mike Sonko to open boxing training centre for Conjestina Achieng

File image of former professional boxer Conjestina Achieng. PHOTO | COURTESY

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has now vowed to set up a boxing training centre for former professional boxer Conjestina Achieng after her recovery over alcoholism.

Sonko, taking to social media on Wednesday, said he has good plans for the veteran boxer hence will not allow her to go back to Siaya after she fully recovers, following the trend that has gone on over the years where she returns home and then relapses.

This time round we are not releasing her to go back to Siaya. Immediately, she is discharged after fully recovering, I have already prepared a good plan for her where she will also be earning a salary,” wrote Sonko.

He went on to say that he will offer Conjestina a few jobs here and there – including at his own club - to ensure that she earns a salary.

She will be the overall assistant head of security and head of all female bouncers at Club Volume Mombasa at night & during peak hours/holidays,” stated the former Nairobi Governor.

“She will also serve as the head trainer in all the gyms in our establishments (Salama Bling Beach Resort, Kimeremeta Safari Lodge etc...). As a long term measure, we are intending to open for her a boxing training centre where she will be coaching boxing.”

Last year, Sonko committed himself to helping Conjestina after heartbreaking photos of herself made their way online.

He then dispatched one of his vehicles to Conjestina’s rural home to help transport her to Mombasa for prayers, and then later to a rehabilitation centre.

“I've singlehandedly helped her before, taken her to various hospitals & rehab centre including Nairobi County rehabilitation centre in Parklands, Diani Beach among others where she gets full recovery and discharged than when she gets back to shags after a while gets worse again,” Sonko stated.

According to the ex-Governor, Conjestina’s son Charlton Otieno reached out to him then requesting for his help as he decried financial constraints in the family.

“I want to thank you for all that you have done to Conje…we have been advised to take her for prayers and we believe it is going to work,” read a WhatsApp message from Charlton to Sonko, according to screenshots posted by the politician.


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