In Summary
  • Murang’a Road, the Southern Bypass, Ngong and Forest roads recorded four deaths, while Kiambu Road had five and Airport North Road nine.
  • Mombasa Road accounted for 27 deaths, Outering Road 23, followed by Waiyaki Way and Thika Road, both with 18.
  • Kangundo Road recorded 16 deaths, with Jogoo Road and the Eastern Bypass recording 12 each and Juja Road 10.

Mombasa and Outering roads continue to lead in the number of road fatalities in Nairobi, with the capital leading in the number of deaths countrywide.

According to the latest report by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), Nairobi recorded 275 deaths between January 1 and August 19, 2019.

MAJOR ROADS

Of these, Mombasa Road accounted for 27 deaths, Outering Road 23, followed by Waiyaki Way and Thika Road, both with 18. Kangundo Road recorded 16 deaths, with Jogoo Road and the Eastern Bypass recording 12 each and Juja Road 10.

Other major roads in the capital recorded fewer than 10 deaths during the period under review, with the Northern Bypass, Mwiki-Kasarani and Lang’ata and Enterprise roads accounting for three deaths.

Murang’a Road, the Southern Bypass, Ngong and Forest roads recorded four deaths, while Kiambu Road had five and Airport North Road nine.

Last year, NTSA identified 273 black spots across the country, 199 of which were in the Northern Corridor and 74 in Nairobi.

Private vehicles lead in causing deaths, with 73 involved in the crashes so far. This is followed by unknown vehicles (64), public service vehicles (56,) commercial vehicles (42), motorcycles (33), government vehicles (2), and the same number for pedal cycles. Only one tuktuk and one hand cart have been involved in any fatalities since January.

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