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Four die along Thika Road as Nairobi tops list of road accident deaths

Four people died on Sunday morning when the car they were travelling in hit a stationary lorry along Thika Superhighway.

The four were in a private car headed to Nairobi which hit a stationary lorry carrying bricks. The lorry was also headed in the same direction.

According Juja OCPD, Patricia Narsio, the victims died at the scene.

“It’s not clear why they didn’t see the lorry. A sign had been placed several metres from the truck,” he said.

Meanwhile, more people are dying in Nairobi County in road accidents compared to any other devolved unit in the country, statistics from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) show.


Since January, more than 316 people have died in Nairobi, compared to one in Wajir County during the same period.

Kiambu County is second in terms of deaths, at 175, followed by Nakuru (166) and Machakos (127). Tharaka-Nithi recorded two deaths, Mandera (four), West Pokot (six) and Isiolo (eight).

The statistics further indicate that since January, road accidents have claimed 2,184 lives, compared to 2,344 last year during the same period.

Those who died this year were 824 pedestrians, 238 drivers, 537 passengers, 176 pillion passengers, 39 pedal cyclists and 370 motorcyclists.

NTSA Director-general Francis Meja said regular enforcement of regulations, education and awareness campaigns are some of the measures the authority has put in place to curb wrongdoing by riders. Statistics show that 119,716 motorcycles have been registered.