Ministry of Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen during a media address. (Photo Courtesy)
Road carnage has been a worst nightmare for several Kenyan families who have lost their loved ones in these incidents that are avoidable if traffic rules are followed.
At least one accident or more are reported to have occurred across various highways and roads across the country with several people losing their lives.
During his press briefing today, Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen addressed and confirmed the number of fatalities in accidents across the country as we head to the festive period.
"The latest Road Safety report released by NTSA shows that 4,449 people have died from road crashes from January to 15th December this year, up from 4,285 fatalities during the same period last year.
Of this, 1,595 were pedestrians, 1,190 were motorcyclists, 403 were drivers, 793 were passengers, 411 were motorcycle passengers, and 57 were pedal cyclists." The CS confirmed.
Are accidents preventable?
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