Accident Blackspots on Kenyan Roads Named by NTSA

By Soko Directory Team / December 23, 2015




160 accident blackspots where many have lost their lives especially during the festive season on Kenyan roads have been named by the National Transport and Safety Authority.

There are over 160 blackspots across the country where many travelers have died after the vehicles they were travelling in got into accidents.

According to the report released by the National Transport and Safety Authority, the Rift Valley region has a total of 12 blackspots, this being the greatest number of black spots, the North Eastern region has the least at 5 blackspots only.

Statistics by the NTSA have shown that Mombasa Road is the top area of doom within Nairobi County with the records showing that between January and December 1st this year, Mombasa Road had a total of 59 deaths out of the total 628 deaths recorded in Nairobi County.

During the same period, Thika Road recorded a total of 50 deaths while Waiyaki Way recorded at least 45 fatalities.

The Eastern Bypass, Kangundo Road, the Northern Bypass and Jogoo Road which had 33, 31, 30 and 21 fatalities respectively are some of the other roads motorists an pedestrians alike should take caution when travelling on within Nairobi County.

Kangemi flyover has been marked as a blackspot along Waiyaki Way while Maziwa Stage is the place people are likely to get into accidents along Jogoo Road.

Kinungi, Gilgil Junction, Njoro Road Junction, Ngata Bridge-Sobea and Maili Mbili are the blackspots named located along Naivasha-Nakuru highway.

Nakuru County alone recorded a total of 235 deaths and has an eleven kilometer road stretch that has been nicknamed the ‘Highway to Hell’.

Other blackspots have been mapped along Nakuru-Timboroa-Burnt Forest road especially on Timboroa-Danger, Salgaa-GSU camp, Makutano Junction-Eldama Ravine, Kahoya-Timboroa and Equator-King’ero.

Kiganjo-Naru Moru Road, Kibirigwi-Sagana, Limuru-Uplands, Thika Blue Post – Sagana Bridge Road and Kiriaini-Murang’a Road are the black spots in the Central region.

Awasi-Ahero Road, Kiboswa-Kisumu Road, Daraja Mbili-Bondo Junction, Oyugis-Katitu Road and Migori-Kakrao Road, Gucha Bridge, Migori Township, Ogembo Nyanguso Road, Kisii Township Main Road, Mwembe Area Kisii Town and Kisii Daraja Mbili are all black spots in Nyanza region while Mbale-Vihiga Road section, Kakamega-Chavakali Road, Kakamega-Mumias-Makunga, Kakamega-Lubao-Webuye, Kambi Ya Mwanza Ejinya Corner and Matayos are death traps in Western region.

Noth Eastern region is not as affected as other region by road accidents for it has only five listed black spots among them Garissa Madogo-KBC Station, Modogashe-Habaswein, Ukasi-Bangale, Bangale-Hola Road Junction and Buna-Gurar.

The coastal region has its black spots marked at Tsavo-Maungu-Voi section, Wundanyi-Mwatate, Maungu-Tsavo East Gate Road, Maktau-Taveta Road, Mazeras-Miritini Road, Kilifi-Vipingo Road and Kibarani-Changamwe-Makande.

Motorists must be careful while traveling by these places.

(Additional info here)


Article by Juma Fred.

 



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