Outering Road Ranked the Most Dangerous Road in Nairobi

  • The latest survey by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has revealed the number of pedestrians who lost their lives due to road accidents and the most notorious roads in Nairobi.

    The report indicates that 515 people have died as of June 2018 compared to 497 who died in the same period in 2017.

    According to the statistics, in Nairobi, Outering Road tops the list of killer highways being the scene of 23 deaths since January.

    Waiyaki Way comes in second with 22 deaths having occurred along the busy road.

    Mombasa Road follows closely with 21 casualties while the Eastern and Northern Bypasses witnessed nine deaths each.

    [caption caption="An accident along Nairobi-Nakuru Highway"][/caption]

    The higher numbers were attributed to pedestrians jumping over highway barricades to cross the roads.

    Pedestrians risk their lives doing this because there are a few designated zebra crossings and footbridges along these roads.

    For instance, so far, only one footbridge has been erected along Outering in Baba Dogo but the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) noted that 11 more would be constructed.

    Other high-risk roads mentioned in the survey are Kangundo Road, Jogoo Road and the Gilgil-Nakuru Road

    Thika Road winds up the top five most dangerous roads in Nairobi with nine deaths.

    [caption caption="2017 road accident statistics by NTSA"][/caption]

    The report stated that 1,348 people have lost their lives through accidents across the country since the year began.

    Nairobi was the most affected county with 186 deaths followed by Kiambu with 114, Nakuru with 92 and Machakos with 69 casualties.

    Commercial vehicles were the most commonly involved in accidents compared to 2017 when private vehicles topped the list.