Kenya: Fewer Passengers, Drivers, Pedestrians Have Died on Roads Compared to Last Year


Kenya has in the past 11 months recorded fewer deaths of passengers, pedestrians and drivers compared to 2019, according to the latest data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

A 25.2 per cent decline was witnessed on the side of passengers with NTSA statistics recording 483 deaths so far compared to last year’s 646.

Some 300 drivers have so far died on the road compared to 309 who died last year, a 2.9 per cent decline.

There was also a 0.8 decline on the side of pedestrians with the NTSA data showing that 1,242 people lost their lives compared to 1,252 who died last year.

However, the NTSA report also shows that 1,343 pedestrians were in the past 11 months seriously injured compared to 1,149 who were seriously injured in 2019, a 16.7 per cent increment.

Some 280 pedestrians were slightly injured in 2020 while 258 got slightly injured in 2019. Also, 742 drivers were seriously injured compared to 596 while 529 were slightly injured in 2020 and 424 in 2019.

There was a decrease on the side of passengers where 1,864 were seriously injured this year compared to 2,474 in 2019, which translates to 24.7 per cent.

At the same time, 2,652 passengers were slightly injured according to NTSA, which was also a decrease of 20.8 per cent compared to 3,349 passengers who were slightly injured last year.


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