The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) has plugged in to assist in the rehabilitation process of former boxing champion Conjestina Achieng who was admitted to the Mediva Wellness Centre in Thika last month.
As a response to social media posts regarding her health status, NACADA dispatched a team of its personnel who, after consulting with her family, picked her up from her home in Yala and drove her to Thika to star her rehabilitation programme where she was accompanied by her sister and son Charlton Otieno.
Despite the authority not having a budget line for treatment of persons with drug use disorders, it was obliged to join the rest of Kenyans who were responding to the call to the plight of the former boxing Champion.
Accordingly, NACADA has committed to settle the cost of one month’s rehabilitation for the boxer, understanding the need to ensure that Conjestina is taken through the rehabilitation process in good time to avoid further deterioration of the athlete’s health.
Conjestina had previously been admitted to another rehabilitation facility with the support of the Governor of Nairobi County and her current condition was due to a relapse.