On Thursday 15th October, news broke claiming that legendary boxing champion Congestina is dead. Angieng’s family has however denied these claims and confirmed that their kin is alive.
A popular media personality took to twitter to dispel the rumours after getting word from Conjestina’s family.
“IGNORE rumours that Former World Boxing Association middleweight champion Conjestina Achieng is dead. Family says she is alive & kicking. Kenya’s legendary pugilist lives on!” he wrote in his post
In yet another post, sports journalist Carol Radul who visited the boxing legend months ago also gave an update on Conjestina’s condition saying that she is still undergoing treatment and a NACADA approved facility.
“Conjestina Achieng’s treatment @ the @nacada.kenya approved facility is going well. She began her 3rd month on Oct 13th. As you know rehabilitation is a slow process with good and bad days but progress is all we pray for.” she wrote in her post
Radul also thanked Kenyans for their prayers as well as financial support given to the award winning athlete.
This is however not the first time that fake reports about her death surfaced. In 2016 similar reports emerged but were dismissed after her brother revealed that she was alive but ailing.