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