83% of Kenyan men killed in road accidents compared to women – NTSA

83% of Kenyan men killed in road accidents compared to women - NTSA
Wreckage of the vehicles involved in the accident at Oldonyosambu area on the Arusha-Namanga road at the border on April 21,2019. PHOTO| COURTESY

More Kenyan men than women have died in road accidents in the last one year, the National Transport and Safety Authority  (NTSA) has revealed.

The report released on Tuesday stated that 2,263 men (83.3%) perished in road accidents compared to 459 women (16.7%).

NTSA further reports that the highest number of the accidents happened over weekends with 497 and 480 on Saturdays and Sundays respectively.

The report adds that 69% of accidents occurred between 5pm and 7:59am while 31% of the accidents occurred during the day.

Thursday had the least number of deaths reported at 313.

The report also noted an increase in the number from last year: 1,927 men and 406 women.

In terms of age, those between 30-34 years recorded the highest number of fatalities (298) this year.

Those within the 25-29 age bracket were 294 while those aged between 35-39 were 270.

The least number of deaths were of those between 65-69 and above 70 years: 93 and 94 cases respectively.

Nairobi recorded the highest number of deaths at 337, followed by Kiambu (233) and Nakuru (181).

Taita Taveta had 35 deaths from accidents, Baringo 33 and Migori 32.

Pedestrians were the highest number of victims across the country with 1,049 deaths reported.

They were followed by motorcyclists at 815 and bicycle riders at 93.

Private vehicles had the highest number of victims at 722 followed by commercial vehicles, 630 and motor vehicles, 559, compared to only 4 deaths reported of hand carts, pedals and cycles.


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