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Source: NTSA Daily Traffic Accident Statistics
Source: NTSA Daily Traffic Accident Statistics

The most dangerous thing you do today could be crossing the street.

Pedestrians make up the overwhelming majority of deaths caused by traffic accidents in Kenya, according to the latest number from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA). The total number of recorded deaths due to traffic accidents in 2014 was 2,907, but this number does not include people that died later as a result of their injuries from an accident.

And it’s not just deaths. Accidents can leave those involved seriously injured, leading to physical disability, job loss, and high medical expenses. Even minor accidents create congestion on the road (that affects many more than those directly involved in the accident) and damage to vehicles.

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#KideroDrums Frustrating For Some, Notable Increase In Clear Roads For Others

Roundabouts BtB

Over the past 2 weeks, Kenya’s capital city has been in a tizzy over an attempt by the Nairobi County government to reduce the notoriously bad traffic congestion. Cement-filled containers were installed at the behest of Nairobi Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero, on April 3rd to block certain turns, especially at major roundabouts such as the Westlands Roundabout, Nyayo Stadium Roundabout, and the turn to Riverside Drive. This was done in the short-term as part of a strategy unveiled at the City Hall earlier this year meant to decongest Nairobi roads.

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