Deaths resulting from road accidents in the country have increased by 7 percent with 1,026 people losing their lives in road accidents across the country from January to March 20, 2024.


Data by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) reported the number of fatalities during a similar period in 2023 at 959.

The Authority said 384 pedestrians, 77 drivers, 225 passengers, 16 pedal cyclists, 242 motorcyclists, and 82 pillion passengers lost their lives in road accidents between January 1 and March 20, 2023.


NTSA attributes the deaths to a breach of road safety regulations. The report analysis follows a spate of road accidents involving public service vehicles and school buses.


In the latest incident, at least eleven people, many of them students from Kenyatta University, lost their lives in a collision involving their bus and a trailer in Maungu on the Mombasa-Nairobi highway on Monday, March 18.


The students were heading to Mombasa on a trip from Nairobi where 42 others sustained serious injuries, with some in critical condition.


The incident followed another fatal accident in Bomet on the same day, where five people died and 18 others were injured when a passenger van collided with a tractor.


Another two victims lost their lives in a weekend accident reported on March 16 when a bus carrying students from Kapsabet Boys High School lost control and rolled over.


March 29, 2024

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