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Sonko celebrates his ‘Shujaa’ Conjestina Achieng as she turns 45

Former Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko Mbvuvi has shared photos of the 45th birthday of the ex-boxer Conjestina Achieng.

The Kenyan celebrity is on her recovery journey at the Mombasa Women Rehab Centre.

Sonko shared photos of her at the facility as they celebrated her turning a year older. Also in attendance at the party was her son, Charltone Otieno, 25.

The photos show Conjestina looking healthier and slowly regaining her good health compared to when she was home in Siaya.

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While celebrating her, Sonko said that as the country marked Mashujaa Day, he marked it in style by joining Conjestina, who is his heroine.

“We celebrated Mashujaa day in style by joining one of our great shujaas Conjestina Achieng, for her 45th birthday.

This also gave us a chance to share happy moments of the day with lunch, soft drinks, cake cutting, dance and fun with everyone at the Mombasa Women rehab centre,” Sonko said.

“Happy birthday Heroine Conjestina and happy Mashujaa to us all, who strive to be heroes/heroines in our little different ways each single day,” Sonko added.

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During her time inside the ring, Conjestina became the first African woman to hold an international title when she beat Ugandan Fiona Tugume to take the vacant WIBF Middleweight title.

Conjestina lost out in a controversial title fight to the WBC and WBA Super middleweight Natascha Ragosina.

Until then, Conjestina, a single mother, played in the middleweight division.


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The renowned Kenyan pugilist’s health-related issues started in January 2011 when her father appealed to Kenyans to help him take her to the hospital after her mental health deteriorated.

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Mike Sonko celebrates Conjestina Achieng
Mike Sonko celebrates Conjestina Achieng

She was once taken to the Mathari Hospital by Ida Odinga, a hospital specialising in treating patients with mental-related conditions.

In 2016, the former boxer was among the patients who escaped from the Mathari Hospital but was later captured and re-admitted to the ward.

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