•Data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) released on Wednesday shows that the fatalities occasioned by the accidents increased by 5.8 per cent.
•Pedestrians are leading with 1,108 deaths followed by motorcyclists at 884 deaths and passengers in the third position with 424 deaths.
Over 3,114 Kenyans perished in road accidents this year, marking a significant increase in road carnage.
Last year, 2,942 people died in road carnage, which means in 2020, 172 more lives were lost from January to October 31.
Data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) released on Wednesday shows that the fatalities occasioned by the accidents increased by 5.8 per cent.
Pedestrians are leading with 1,108 deaths followed by motorcyclists at 884 deaths and passengers in the third position with 424 deaths.
The number of motorcyclists death has recorded the highest increase from last year at 48 percent.
While the accidents have left many passengers dead, 275 drivers and 73 pedal cyclists have also died.
According to the authority, speeding, reckless driving and drunk driving remain to be the most common cause of these accidents.
Consequently, as a way to address concerns relating to road safety, NTSA has announced a raft of measures to be undertaken during the 2020/2021 financial year.
The authority said the process of mainstreaming road safety measures has been implemented with at least 429 government agencies having put in place road policy guidelines as part of their day to day operations.
“The authority during the FY 2020/2021has strengthened collaboration with law enforcers for harmonious execution of it’s mandate while at the same time provided access to vehicle records and licensing data to support agencies,” NTSA said.
By April this year, some 954 Kenyans had died in road accidents across the country since January.
According to the authority, a total of 4,571 were affected in these accidents compared to 3,893 last year – an increase of 17.4 per cent.
The data indicated that out of the 4,571 affected, 954 have died, 2,040 left with serious injuries while 1,577 with slight injuries.