Hundreds from EBOLA stricken countries might have sneaked into KENYA through Busia border

Health officials say the risk of transmission of Ebola during air travel is low (Source:BBC)
Health officials say the risk of transmission of Ebola during air travel is low (Source:BBC)

Yesterday, KTN run a story on how Hundreds from Ebola stricken countries might have come into the country through the Busia border.

According to County officials in Busia more than 100 people from affected countries in West Africa have entered Kenya through the Uganda border. Claims which the National government back here in Nairobi is disputing.According to the story run by KTN, a county health official in Busia says least 122 people from the four countries have crossed the border in the last few days.

This new revelation comes just weeks after The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Kenya as a "high-risk" country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. According to WHO, Kenya was vulnerable because it was a major transport hub, with many flights from West Africa. 

Is the EBOLA finally here? that is the question that should now leave most of us Kenyans worried. The new developments in Busia border need not to be taken lightly. If indeed citizens from affected countries in West Africa have entered Kenya through the Uganda border, where are they? How did they enter the country?

Last week, Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said it was "in the interest of public health" that the government was going to take strict measure to stop the virus from reaching Kenya. He warned that Kenyans and health workers who had returned from the three west African states would face "strict checks" and would be quarantined if necessary.

Well, it now looks like some people from the West African countries just sneaked into the country. We have a reason to be worried.

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