• "My mum raised the Kenyan flag, but she has now been neglected." - Conjestina Achieng's son

Charltone Otieno and his mum Conjestina
Charltone Otieno and his mum Conjestina
Image: Courtesy/ Charltone

Conjestina Achieng's son, Charltone Otieno is determined to fit into the shoes of his mother. 

The 25-year-old is an aspiring boxer but currently works as a fitness trainer in Nairobi. 

Speaking exclusively to Mpasho, Charltone revealed that he does not intend to ride on the fame of his mum, but wants to build a name in his own way. 

"My mum raised the Kenyan flag, but she has now been neglected. It demoralized me, but I am a man, I have to live my life. 

"I saw my mum struggling, so it is unfair for me to ride on her name without working hard. I know assistance may come, but that is a short cut," he said.

Charltone Otieno
Charltone Otieno
Image: Courtesy/Charltone

In his own way, Charltone aims at keeping his mother's memories alive. 

"If mum made the name, It is wise of me to keep her legacy."

However, his fast-rising boxing career was slowed down when his mother became mentally ill. 

"Mum used to train me. When i was in class 8, i was about to get into the ring, but she suddenly became mentally ill. All my doors were shuttered, all the attention went to her and how she can get well. I was left on my own," he said.

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