– More than 4,000 Kenyans have died as a result of road accidents as of mid-November this year, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) said in its latest update published on Sunday in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
The agency said 4,103 people had died from traffic-related injuries as of November 17, surpassing the 3,947 deaths recorded in 2021.
NTSA board chair Agnes Odhiambo said Nairobi had the highest number of road traffic fatalities, adding that among the most vulnerable demographics were motorcyclists, pedestrians and school-going children.
“Road safety is a shared responsibility, and we all have to play our part,” Odhiambo remarked during an event to observe the World Day of Commemoration for Road Traffic Victims.
Martha Koome, Chief Justice of Kenya, said enactment of punitive legislation, increased public awareness and increased vigilance were key to curbing road accidents in the country. ■