An estimated 5,000 Kenyans have crossed to Uganda as a result of the outbreak of violence in the presidential repeat election.

The Busia District Police Commander, Mr Ezra Tugume, said the fleeing Kenyans have sought refuge at the Ugandan side in Sofia and Marachi villages.

“Many people are crossing over to our side due to fear of the violence that has broken out,” Mr Tugume, said.

He added that among the people who have crossed, include Ugandans who own and run businesses mostly in Kisumu. Mr Tugume said they have closed Busia-Kisumu road as part of measures to ensure the safety of Ugandans.