• Conjestina has been undergoing treatment at the Mombasa facility since July after her health and mental status deteriorated.
• Rumours had started doing rounds on social media since Thursday that Conjestina was dead.
Kenya's boxing legend Conjestina Achieng' now says she wished to get back into boxing.
Conjestina who is currently admitted at the Mombasa Women Empowerment Network Hospital in Miritini says she dreams of defending her International Boxing Federation (IBF) title before she hangs her cloves for good.
"I want to recapture my IBF title locally before I retire. If sponsors can chip in, I will be glad and appreciate it," she said.
Conjestina has been undergoing treatment at the Mombasa facility since July after her health and mental status deteriorated.
On Saturday, former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko paid her a visit and donated boxing equipment to her.
Rumours had started doing rounds on social media since Thursday that Conjestina had died.
She disputed the claims saying that she is fine and was going on well with her medication.
"I am going on well with my treatment and everything is okay. Those who are saying that I am dead, well I'm not. I'm very much alive," she said.
The boxer said that it was wrong for people to spread fake news
"It is very wrong for someone to say that someone is dead yet they are not. They need to control their tongues and understand the meaning of what they are saying before spreading it."
Conjestina has been struggling with mental health since she left boxing.
Her career came to a sudden end after suffering from depression and the arson accident at her home, she said, was to express her frustrations.
Sonko promised to set up a fully equipped gym for her.
He blamed the government for neglecting her despite making Kenya on the international platform.
"The outgoing government was not serious about our sportsmen and women and our artists. Many of our freedom fighters and heroes have been neglected and are living poorly," Sonko said.
"I hear they set up a board to look into it. I have faith that once the Kenya Kwanza government is put in place, we will help all Kenyans live a dignified life," he said.