Nairobi's Outer Ring Road has been named as one of the most dangerous roads in the world and currently the most dangerous road in Nairobi. The road was expanded and opened in 2015 by President Uhuru Kenyatta with the expansion having cost the government a sum of approximately 8.5 Billion Kenya Shillings. During the UN Global Road Safety summit held in the New York, the absurd report on Outer Ring Road was tabled by Urban Mobility expert Claudia Adriazola-Steil whom while addressing dignitaries stated that the the thirteen Kilometre Road had seen the highest number of accidents within the first Nine months of 2021.
Sadly, according to the report, the highest number of fatalities along Outer Ring Road over the stated period have been pedestrians. Claudia stated that 90% of all fatalities along Outer Ring Road have been pedestrians an implication that the road designers didn't give considerations to pedestrian road users during the expansion. The Ubarn Mobility expert also highlighted a number of fatalities along the road. During the just ended meeting, the UN also discussed a number of measures that could be put in place to put an end to the accidents.
This report comes at a time when Kenyans have woken up two news of accidents along Kenya's newest road, The Nairobi Expressway. Many Kenyans have blamed the accidents on poor road design while others have blamed drivers for recklessness that has brought about the accidents. Pedestrians along Outer Ring Road from now onwards need to be careful to avoid being victims of this report. Please share this widely.
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