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12 September 2018

Kenya’s improving road safety sees casualty figures fall

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com

Kenya’s gains in road safety are helping to see a reduction in casualties. Road traffic deaths for 2017 dropped by 1.6% to 2,919 compared with the 2,965 fatalities recorded in 2016. However, there is concern at the high number of crashes on some sections of Kenya’s road network and that the number of danger points on the network appears to be increasing. There are now 273 road sections noted as having a particularly high crash rate, compared with 166 five years ago. Kenya’s congested capital Nairobi has 70 of the country’s noted dangerous road stretches, according to a study from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

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