NTSA Reveals 10 Counties Prone to Road Accidents

  • Traffic police officers stop motorist at a checkpoint. On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, NTSA issued a warning to motorists.
    Traffic police officers stop motorists at a checkpoint.
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  • Newly released statistics on road safety by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) have identified roads prone to accidents.

    According to the report released on Monday, November 16, Nairobi remains the most dangerous county to drive in based on the statistics on road accidents for the financial year 2019/2020.

    Road accidents in Nairobi alone claimed 433 in 2019/2020 as compared to 439 in 2018/2019.

    Nairobi was followed by Kiambu which recorded 311 deaths, an increase from the previous year's 290.

    A chart showing the distribution of road accident fatalities comparing 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 financial years
    A chart showing the distribution of road accident fatalities comparing 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 financial years.
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    The other counties rounding up the top 10 tally are Nakuru (280), Machakos (205), Makueni (155), Kakamega (140), Murang'a (131), Meru (119), Kisumu (107) and Kericho (105).

    The report also indicated that the number of road accidents fatalities countrywide jumped from 3,337 in 2018/2019 to 3,567 in 2019/2020.

    The number of seriously injured survivors also increased to 7,158 in 2019/2020 from 5,687 in 2019/2020.

    Lamu County recorded the least fatalities associated with accidents after recording one death.

    Other counties that recorded least deaths included Wajir (2), Tana River (2), Samburu (2), Mandera (4) and Isiolo (12).

    Out of the 3,586 deaths reported in 2019 in Kenya,  64% of these deaths occurred among person aged between 5 and 44 years.

    Broken down, 303 deaths were of individuals aged between 20 to 24 years, 373 represented individuals in the 25 to 29 years age bracket, 384 were in the 30 to 34 years age bracket and 351 were aged between 35 and 39 years.

    Those ages, which recorded the highest fatalities, are considered the most fruitful years.

    An earlier statement from NTSA indicated that 2,689 lives were lost between January 1 and September 30, 2020, compared to 2,655 during the same period in 2019, an increase of 1.3 per cent.

    An image of citizens getting services at NTSA offices
    An image of citizens getting services at NTSA offices
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