The alarming increase of road accidents is really heart-breaking and needs careful consideration. World Health Organization has rated Kenya as the African country with high rate of road accidents due to overspeeding, reckless driving and inefficient enforcement of road safety laws.
To reduce the carnage on the roads, it is very important to keep the awareness of road accidents and road safety on the go so that people can discipline themselves on the road. 2017 was another year of heart breaking accidents in Kenya that shocked the world. The following are top 3 deadly Kenyan road accidents in 2017.
- 19 Killed in Crash between a Bus and Two Trucks ( May,2017)
The first deadly Kenya road accident happened as a bus with a driver in an attempt to overtake two trucks on Village Gilgil (northwest of Nairobi) road smashed the two trucks. It was very deadly and terrible leading to the death of 19 lives on the spot.
- Over 40 People Were Killed in a Crash Between Matatu and A Stalled Tractor (December 2017)
This accident was really a grievous one as it set the Kenya’s National Transport and Road Safety under extreme pressure and array. The horrific accident which took place on the Jamhuri Day occurred in Bungoma as the NTSA was chasing the tractor after breaching road safety laws leading to the death of over 40 people.
Source: Eastern Africa
- 36 People Died in a Crash Between A Lorry and a Nairobi Bus (December 2017)
This accident was very horrific and leading to stronger road safety regulations enacted by the Kenya National Road Safety Authority. The accident occurred as the bus was over speeding and driving in the wrong lane and was later crashed in by the lorry trying to overtake as well. The accident was very fatal taking the lives of 36 people on the spot with 2 people being injured.
The above deadly Kenya road accidents in 2017 were very horrifying claiming the lives of many people and drawing the attention of other countries. To avoid these deadly Kenyan road accidents in 2017 from repeating itself all stakeholders and road users must be on guard and put up all the necessary mediums to avoid road accidents.
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