It was gathered that he was operated on Thursday evening, October 8, at a hospital in Mbale city, Eastern Uganda.
According to Facebook posts by friends and members of his community, Rashid was attacked by suspected thieves on his back home one night seven months ago. The thieves snatched his phone and fled.
While chasing after the thieves to take back his phone, Rashid he fell into an open trench and broke his leg. He has been in Mbale regional referral hospital for 7 months until his surgery on Thursday.