this In its report dated December 20, the National Transportation and Safety Administration (NTSA) documented Between January and December 13, 4,432 people died.
The recorded death toll is 161 more than the 4,271 recorded for the same period in 2021.
Speeding, lane violations, drink driving, distracted driving, not wearing a helmet and not using pedestrian bridges are the leading causes of accidents, according to NTSA.
Here are some of the accidents that will hit the headlines in 2022.
A photo collage of a bus involved in an accident on the Meru-Nanyuki Expressway, Saturday, October 8, 2022.
Party bus tragedy – 12 dead
Minimum of 12 people including passengers party-on-wheels-bus, killed in multiple crashes Three vehicles were involved in the October 9 incident in Subuiga along the Isiolo Meru highway.
Eleven people were killed instantly when the converted bus, which was carrying revelers to a concert in Meru, lost control overnight and hit a matatu and a tow truck.
A day later, another passenger died while being treated at St Theresa Kiirua Hospital.
Another 23 passengers on the bus were treated and left the facility.
On July 24, 2022, a Modern Coast bus was involved in an accident at Nithi Bridge in Tharaka Nithi district.
Alcoholic beverages found at the crash scene raised questions about the sobriety of the driver.However, a survivors come out to defend the dead.
“The bus was designed in such a way that the driver was not allowed to enter the party area and vice versa. He was on duty when we hired him to take us to the reserve,” he told the outlet.
Police investigating the incident revealed that the bus was not licensed to operate on the road, nor did it have a certificate of inspection, and it was not considered roadworthy.
Tragedy on the modern coast – 36 dead
Sadness shook the country when a modern coast bus full of passengers traveling from Meru to Mombasa veered off the Nithi Bridge black spot on the evening of Sunday 25 July.
A total of 36 people were killed, including all 33 occupants of the ill-fated bus. Among those killed was a graduate doctor reporting to her first job.
Emergency responders at the scene said the bus lost control while going downhill, knocked off the guardrail, and then fell several meters below.
Initial reports suggested the bus was speeding, but Dead driver’s wife in heated argument the concept.
“He’s been complaining about the condition of the bus for a while. He’s spent a lot of time in the garage on that bus,” Mama Mercy said.
Modern Coast also insisted the bus was licensed and allowed to operate. As a result, the government revoked the license of the bus company.
On Friday 8 July 2022, a fatal traffic accident involving a PSV and a truck occurred in Taru along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.
Mombasa – Road tragedy – 20 dead
A day of joy has turned to tragedy after a horrific crash along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway killed 20 people and eight of the wedding invitees.
This is after the 19 matatu went to mombasa Head-on collision with a truck in Tarrou Friday night, July 8th in Kwale County.
Regional OCPD Fredrick Ombaka confirmed the PSV hit the truck while trying to overtake a car on the Mwembeni section of the road.
“The driver miscalculated the speed of the oncoming track. He tried to veer off the road, but it was too late,” sole survivor Pamela Chae told the media.
The first batch of interviewees said that the scene was bloody, and some bodies of overloaded matatu were spread on the road.
Burnt to death – 6 killed
Six occupants were killed when a 14-seater matatu burst into flames on July 5 on the busy Thika-Garissa highway.
After matatu had a head-on collision with a private car, a gas cylinder inside the car exploded.
Eight people with severe burns were rushed to Matuu Level 4 Hospital.
A car catches fire on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Saturday, December 25, 2021.
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