Boxer In Agony After Sonko Fails To Honour Promises

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Former Olympian and African boxing Gold medalist Suleiman Bilali has called on Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko to fulfill the promise he had made to him while undergoing rehab.

Sonko and Businessman Jamal Ombok last year promised Bilali a house and a job when they took him to rehabilitation.

Bilali a former boxing champion had sunk into alcohol addiction and depression after he was dismissed from the Police Service.

In his usual style of publicly showing his philanthropic acts, Sonko took Bilali to the Parklands rehabilitation Center, with journalists and photo journalists covering every step of the rescue mission.

Unknown to Bilali he was to be dumped and taken back to his original environment that enabled his alcoholism after the public charade was over.

“After the governor came to my rescue Jamal promised us employment and a house and up to now we are still waiting, “ he said.

“Since leaving rehab we have been in communication with Conje and what has made her relapse to drinking is because the promises that were given has not been fulfilled,” he added.

Four months after undergoing a successful rehabilitation programme, Bilali was taken back to his dungeon in Muthurwa, the job and new house promise remaining a mirage.

“Jamal’s biggest problem is alcohol. We hope that after he comes from rehab, he will be a coach or a boxing referee,” said Jamal.

In a previous interview with Ghetto Radio News, Bilali who is also a former GSU officer stated that he was later run over by a matatu, an incident that saw his employer dismiss him from service.

Bilali suffered a head injury during one of his training and that marked the beginning of his woes as he now became mentally ill, he braved this for two years and dared to step back in the ring again despite a series of misfortunes among them being run over by a matatu.