A report, covering January to December 10, says 2,330 male Kenyan road users and 592 females had died since January.
Kenyan Men accounted for 80 per cent of the 2,922 road fatalities recorded by the beginning of last week, the latest report by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) shows.
But accoridng to Kenyan news, it was still lower compared with 2017, when 2,342 males and 577 females died over a similar period.
October was the deadliest month, with 289 deaths recorded. This was 20 more than last year’s worst month, March, when 269 fatalities were recorded.
246 deaths were recorded in November, six more than in 2017, despite the famous “Michuki rules” being revived to reduce road carnage and streamline public transport.
Regionally, Nairobi County, with 411 deaths, leads in the number of fatalities nationally, followed by Kiambu County with 270 and Nakuru County with 230.
Kenyan news says, Private vehicles caused 756 deaths, commercial vehicles 672 deaths and public service vehicles 570 deaths. Together they accounted for 69 per cent of the total deaths.
Motorcycles, and hit-and-run vehicles caused 486 and 373 deaths, with government vehicles causing 37, tricycles 10, pedal cycles 11, and handcarts 1.
The number of those who were seriously injured rose from 3,610 last year to4,366 this year while those with slight injuries rose from 4,021 to 4,815.