Over 3,000 Kenyans Killed in Road Accidents So Far in 2019
Dec. 04, 2019
Over 3,000 Kenyans have perished in road accidents this year while more than 10,000 sustained injuries, a new report shows.
Data by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) indicates that a total of 3,225 people were killed while 10,825 were injured on Kenyan roads in the period between January 1st and December 1st, 2019. This means that, on average, nearly 300 people died every month in road crashes.
Out of the 3,225 people who died in road accidents this year, a majority were pedestrians at 1,247 followed by motorcyclists (660) and passengers (644). A total of 299 pillion passengers were killed this year while the death toll for pedal cyclists was 67.
Among the 10,825 people reported to have been injured this year, 6,183 sustained serious injuries while 4,642 were minor injuries.
In the same period in 2018, the number of road accident fatalities stood at 2,827 while 8,954 were injured.
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