NTSA reports rise in accidents in 2019

A report by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has shown that there was an increase in road accidents in 2019 as compared to data from the previous year.

The report released Tuesday reveals that a total of 3225 people died in road accidents across the country, an increase from 2827 recorded in 2018.

The report adds that a total of 1247 pedestrians lost their lives and that the number of people who sustained serious injuries increased by 46 percent.
Motorcycle fatalities increased from 750 in last year to 959 this year.

The safety authority cautioned Kenyans to be careful while using the roads especially during the festive season when most cases of accidents are recorded.