Kenyan rapper Octopizzo was in a foul mood after witnessing what former Kenyan International female boxer Conjestina Achieng was going through. The boxer has been said to have been neglected by the Government despite representing the Country for years in various boxing international tournaments.
The boxer has been undergoing various Health problems as reported by Journalist Carol Radull, who had gone to see Conjestina and her family as she carried various foodstuffs and masks for them.
“At times I feel this country doesn’t deserve our talents, Conjestina is and will always be a legend,” the rapper started in his post.
Octopizzo went ahead to criticize how Githeri man got V. I. P treatment for standing in line while eating githeri, while the former female boxer was barely able to afford health services.
According to the rapper, leaders and society in general were to blame for what the likes of Conjestina were going through. He also questioned whether former Prime Minister Raila Odinga had been seeing what Conjestina was going through.
Am just going to say it coz most of you out here don’t have enough balls to say.At times I feel this country doesn’t…
Posted by OCTOPIZZO on Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Octopizzo’s rants are just after media personality Carol Radul highlighted the former boxer’s troubles.
Radul posted this i nher social media account after visiting the Conjestina;
“A few days ago @floradull and I visited Conjestina Achieng at her family home in Yala. She has been top of my mind since covid struck since so many sports people are struggling (more than usual) at this time.
She has lost a lot of weight but physically she is still strong.
She is however very angry at what she feels is a system that abandoned her at her time of need. She repeatedly said how she was on top of the world, represented Kenya but felt a lack of recognition.
In her humble hut; what struck me most was a shrine she had put up for silverware – shields and belts; her only reminder of what she used to mean to the country.
I know many have tried to assist her in various ways but unfortunately a lot of those moves have not worked. I am no medical expert; but I see little sense in taking someone to rehab for some time then returning them to the same challenging environment.
In my layman’s assessment; she is not mad but she does need more rehab to overcome her dependence on abusive substances. She also needs some counselling (anger management) But she then needs to be in an environment where her mind is kept busy; where her talent is being used; where she feels useful and appreciated.
Right now she sits at home with her thoughts – doing nothing.
She was yelling alot when we arrived as if to ascertain who is boss. But the more we chatted the more she calmed down and we had a good laugh.
I could be wrong in my very layman’s assessment; and I would welcome suggestions. I am in touch with her Mum in Yala and with her son here in Nairobi; (her real son – as there is a fake one swindling Kenyans and I’ll share that story too in a while) both of who appreciate the love they know the country feels for her.
Unfortunately I also took masks for her and her family and Conje said they will NOT wear them as there is no need. My logic fell on deaf ears.
We all just hope and pray for a lasting solution that will see such an icon be in a position to make an impact towards the sport of boxing in this country. She still can. #ForTheLoveofTheGame
@ Yala, Kenya” She posted