Media personality Carol Radul recently shared poignant moments from her visit to the home of former boxing queen Conjestina Achieng.
Achieng, known for her achievements in the boxing ring, has been grappling with mental health challenges, and Radul’s visit shed light on the ongoing struggles she faces in her day-to-day life.
Radul, who has been actively following Achieng’s journey, revealed that she visited her in Yala, where Achieng has been residing for the past two months.
The media personality, through her social media platforms, provided a glimpse into Achieng’s world and expressed deep concern for the former boxing champion’s well-being.
“On 2nd Jan, I visited my friend Conjestina Achieng in her shags in Yala. She’s been there about 2 months and is back to her same lifestyle. 😔 She has good days and bad days,” Radul shared, painting a vivid picture of the challenges Achieng continues to face.
Despite the tumultuous nature of Achieng’s current circumstances, Radul’s presence brought a moment of joy to her.
Radul recounted arriving on a day when Achieng was having a particularly difficult time, yet her face lit up upon seeing her visitor.
The two engaged in a heartfelt conversation, attempting to bridge the gap created by the limitations of their circumstances.
“When I arrived, she was having a bad day, but her face lit up when she saw me, and we chatted for a long time as best we could. I tried with my layman ability to gently encourage her to ‘clean up her act,'” Radul shared.
Acknowledging the challenges in finding a sustainable solution for Achieng’s predicament, Radul emphasized her commitment to offering support in any way possible.
She urged others to contribute to Achieng’s well-being by visiting, checking in on Achieng’s family, and providing assistance if they find themselves in the Yala area.
“What I can do though is be her friend. Visit her when I can. Call her Mum from time to time to check in on them. If you are ever in the Yala area; drop in and say hey. She’ll love it. Do a bit of shopping for her Mum who looks after her. Mama is always so appreciative. And pray for the family,” Radul encouraged, rallying support for Achieng beyond the confines of social media.
Radul’s visit comes in the wake of past efforts by various individuals, including former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, who facilitated Achieng’s admission to rehabilitation centers.
In 2023, Achieng received care at the Mombasa Women Rehabilitation Centre. In June of the same year, Mike Sonko announced that, after successfully completing her rehabilitation program, Conjestina had landed a significant job as the head of security at his Salama Bling Beach resort in Kanamai.