Why it’s dangerous to be a pedestrian in Kenya

Police controlling traffic at an accident scene. photo:file

More than 1,108 pedestrians have lost their lives in road accidents this year.

Motorcyclists are second with 884 deaths while passengers are in the third position with 424 deaths.

According to data from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) released on Wednesday, over 3,114 Kenyans perished in road accidents this year.

The data shows that the deaths occasioned by the accidents increased by 5.8 per cent.

Last year, 2,942 people died in road carnage, which means in 2020, 172 more lives were lost from January to October 31.

The number of motorcyclists death has recorded the highest increase from last year at 48 percent.

75 drivers and 73 pedal cyclists have also died this year from the road carnage.

Reckless driving, speeding and drunk driving remains the biggest causes of road carnage, according to NTSA.