BY OMARI AKELLO
THE rapid illegal entrance of Ugandans into Kenya through lake victoria has caused Ebola scare as East Africa remains on the alert of the deadly disease that has swept across West Africa.
Residents of Kisumu have called on the government's intervention to stop with immediate effect those entering Kenya at night through ''panya routes'' after the government heightened screening at the official borders.
Led by regional TNA activist James Kirunda, the residents are scared that those entering the country through such illegal routes can easily transport the disease into the country.
Investigations by SCOOPDESK have also revealed most Ugandans entering Kenya now preferred illegal routes after the government issued border alert on the disease.
A spot check at a beach next to prestigious Yatch Club in Kisumu revealed that most of those using ''panya route'' are chorcaol traders from Uganda and the security and the locals have remained tight-lipped over the matter as claim action against them would amount to economical devastation.
While addressing press conference in Kisumu, Kirunda asked the county government to move with speed in ensuring that the illegal entrance into Kenya is controlled as that was the only way to keep the deadly disease at bay.