Award-winning hitmaker Esther Akoth alias Akothee has finally come out clean revealing her HIV status after stories surfaced about her status.
Taking to social media in strings of posts, Akothee shared documents and information capturing her status.
This was after fake stories flooded the internet that the Abebo hit-maker was HIV positive, and hs been living with the virus.
She however vowed to follow it to the bitter end with the person who started the bad rumor stating that she will not let her name be used for cheap clout.
“Yes, I’m Proving a point, so don’t tell me not to prove.
For those interested in my HIV status, what you do with this information is up to you. Sipendi Ujinga yenu. Hiyo HIV ikija kunipata siku moja, juwa nimeletewa numbani, ama vile ilivyo pangwa na Mungu, sijui lakini kwa sasa habari ndio hiyo saa hii tulia. I have a full medical checkup every year” said Akothee.
The businesswoman added that she knew why people were keen on hiding their status instead of embracing it.
“I have been wondering why public figures who are HIV positive can’t come out clean and embrace the campaign against Stigma / HIV/ AIDS
THEY prefer to play safe and protect themselves other than giving out their lives to ungrateful people. I once asked a friend, why don’t you just go public instead of hiding and people always threatening to reveal your status !?
His answer: we we we people are bad, the stigma that comes with it is crazy,
People will start running away from you & always use you as an example
I now understand why people hide their HIV / ARVS status even to the people they are dating, SAD
It’s now obvious for me why Men would dump a date on day one when you ask them to accompany you to the hospital for an HIV test This guy will either disappear or never pick your calls. People are living in denial with this thing because of society” shared Akothee.