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Road Accident Numbers Rise In Early 2024-NTSA

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has announced that a total of 3,090 Kenyans have either died or sustained injuries in road accidents from January 1 to February 11, 2024.

This shows a significant rise as compared to 2,384 of 2023 within the same period.

According to statistics released by the authority, 563 of the victims have succumbed, 1,403 have had serious injuries while 1,124 have been slightly injured.

In terms of road-user categories, NTSA said that 216 pedestrians died, 246 got serious injuries and 61 got minor injuries.

For drivers, 35 succumbed, 103 were seriously injured and 108 were slightly injured.

One hundred and nine fatalities were recorded for passengers, 535 were seriously injured and 755 got slight injuries.

For motorbikes, 140 riders died, 303 got seriously injured and 86 sustained small injuries while 54 pillion passengers died, 202 got serious injuries and 110 had minor injuries.

A total of nine cyclists have been recorded as dead, 14 were seriously injured and four were slightly injured.

The statistics have been released at a time when many road accidents are being recorded and several people losing their lives, the most recent being that of World Marathon Record Holder Kelvin Kiptum and his Rwandese coach.

By Matildah Obaigwa

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