The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Status report on Road Safety for 2013 estimates that more than 8,000 people are killed in road traffic crashes in Kenya every year.
Crash-related injuries number in the tens of thousands.
These are numbers, but they represent deep family tragedy and tremendous health, economic and disability costs.
Better road infrastructure that lends itself to higher speeds has not led to better road safety conditions. Rather, old driving habits more suited to poor road infrastructure and congestion, have resulted in increased horrific crashes, now commonly reported in the media.