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An opposition supporter returns a teargas canister fired by police during clashes in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic An opposition supporter returns a teargas canister fired by police during clashes in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya October 26, 2017. REUTERSAt least 5,000 Kenyans have crossed to Uganda following the outbreak of violence in the presidential repeat election, local newspaper, Daily Monitor reports.According to Busia District Police Commander, Mr Ezra Tugume, the fleeing Kenyans sought refuge at the country’s side of 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.According to Tugume, some Ugandans who were working in Kisumu where among those who flee, the report said.He further said that the Busia-Kisumu road is closed as measures to ensure safety of Ugandans.Tight security has been ensured at the border over fears of political tension in Kenya escalating to neighbouring countries.Ugandans have also been stopped from crossing to Kenya to avoid raising suspicion that they are going to participate in the voting.Kenya’s fresh election follows an August vote whose result was annulled by the Supreme Court due to procedural irregularities.Opposition leader Raila Odinga pulled out of the contest earlier this month, saying the contest against President Uhuru Kenyatta was not going to be fair.He urged supporters not to take part in the vote and polling stations were unable to open in his strongholds in the west of the country on Thursday.