Singer Esther Akoth, alias Akothee has been forced to make public her HIV status after reports emerged alleging that she is positive.
Through her social media pages, the controversial singer shared several documents indicating that she is HIV negative.
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“Yes, I’m Proving a point, so don’t tell me not to prove. For those interested in my HIV status, what you do with this information is up to you,” wrote Akothee.
“Hiyo HIV ikija kunipata siku moja, juwa nimeletewa nyumbani, ama vile ilivyo pangwa na Mungu, sijui lakini kwa sasa habari ndio hiyo saa hii tulia.”
She further explained that after the incident, she understood why most public figures tend to hide their HIV status from the public.
“I have been wondering why public figures who are HIV positive can’t come out clean and embrace the campaign against Stigma/ HIV/AIDS
“They prefer to play safe and protect themselves other than giving out their lives to ungrateful people,” she added.
The mother of five also recalled how rumours about her HIV status and drug addiction arose in 2019 when she was admitted in hospital.
“… I was admitted in 2019 and most people said I am into drugs, ooh last stages of AIDS, and all kind of rubbish. The first time I saw ARVs are with Phenny Awiti,” she wrote.
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