Physically disabled woman stranded as thieves steal her wheelchair

A 32-year-old physically disabled Ugandan woman is stranded after her wheelchair was stolen by suspected burglars on Tuesday night, March 16.

Olivia Nakugudo, who is a resident of Namunsi, Afya suburb along Kabogoza Musoke road in Mbale, woke up on Wednesday morning to a burglary.

The burglars reportedly went with a dozen of Nakugudo’s belongings including her reliable tricycle wheelchair.

“I have no legs, that wheelchair has been my legs, my children who entirely rely on me will not get food and other necessities anymore,” Nakugudo told a journalist.

Nakugudo’s sister-in-law, Zaina Nawaga said due to the theft, she was unable go to her workplace at Kyagalanyi coffee where she gets her daily bread

Nakugudo said her missing wheelchair is black and with spotted blue handles.

The two are now asking whoever sees this stolen wheelchair to report to the nearby police station or the local news network.

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