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Nairobi County records highest road fatalities

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Road accidents have claimed a total of 1,348 lives for the past five months this year, the National Transport and Safety Authority has revealed.

Nairobi County has been flagged to have recorded the highest number of fatalities with Outering Road being declared the riskiest road in the County.

The deaths were recorded between January 1 and June 11 2018. In the latest NTSA report dubbed comparative statistics trends for the year 2017-2018, pedestrians recorded the highest number of accidents which stood at 515 compared to 497 during a similar period last year.

Passengers recorded 297 deaths which were slightly lower compared to 335 recorded during a similar period last year.

Motorcyclists accounted for 257 of the deaths which represented an increase from 227 last year.

Driver deaths recorded reduced by 2 from 147 in 2017 to 145 in 2018 during a similar period.

The number of pillion passenger deaths recorded stood at 115 which was a decrease from 118 deaths recorded in 2017. Pedal cyclists were also not spared as 25 deaths were recorded representing an increase from 21 during a similar period last year.

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