The Deadliest Black Spots to be Aware of on Various Kenyan Roads

Once again, the holidays will soon be upon us. The month of December involves quite a bit of travel as people go upcountry and to other tourist destinations.

Unfortunately, in Kenya, the holidays are also a dangerous time on our roads, where we see a sharp increase in road accidents and deaths. Statistics show that road accidents are a leading cause of death in Kenya, claiming an average of 29 lives out of every 100,000 people. In fact, Kenyan roads are ranked as some of the most dangerous in the world.

According to NTSA, some of the contributors to high road accident deaths in Kenya include:

  • Over speeding
  • Reckless driving and overtaking
  • Drunk driving
  • Non-use of safety belts
  • Driver fatigue
  • Non-compliance with traffic rules
  • Use of non-designated crossings by pedestrians

The Kenya Police in conjunction with NTSA has mapped out some of the most dangerous blackspots in various parts of the country. These are spots that have registered high numbers of accidents over the years.

Here is a rundown of the deadliest blackspots that you should be aware of in various areas as you travel this December:

The Rift Valley

The Nairobi- Nakuru- Eldoret Highway is one of the most accident-prone roads in the country. Blacks pots to be aware of on this road include:

Kinungi- Naivasha- Gilgil Toll Station

Gilgil- Mbaruk Road Section

Molo G.S.U Camp – Salgaa

Salgaa-Migaa-Sachangwan-Kibunja

Timboroa – Burnt Forest Section

Kericho – Litein Road Section

Endebes Eldoret Road Section

 

Central Kenya

Kiganjo- Naromoru Road

Kibirigwi – Sagana Road Section

Thika Blue Post – Sagana Bridge Road Section

Kiriaini – Muranga Road Section

Nyeri – Nyahururu Road

 

Western Kenya

Mbale – Vihiga Road Section

Kakamega Chavakali Road Section

Kakamega – Kisumu – Ilesi Museno

Kakamega – Mumias Rd – Makunga

Bungoma – Eldoret – Chemoi

Kitale Webuye – Lugulu Misikhu

 

The Coast

Tsavo – Maungu – Voi Road Section

Wundanyi – Mwatate Road Section

Maungu – Tsavo East Gate Road Section

Maktau – Taveta Road Section

Mazeras Miritini Road Section

Rabai Ribe Road Section

Kaloleni Dzitsoni Road Section

Kilifi – Vipingo Road Section

 Kibarani – Changamwe Makande Kwale Matuga Junction Road Section

Kibarani Area

 

Nairobi Area

Kasarani G.S.U Stretch

Waiyaki Way near Kangemi Fly Over

Mombasa Road near Cabanas

Westlands Museum Roundabout

Jogoo Road near Maziwa Stage

Westlands Kabete Road

Eastern Bypass

Nyanza Region

Awasi Ahero Road Section

Kiboswa Kisumu Road Section

Daraja Mbili – Bondo Junction

Oyugis – Katitu Road Section

Migori Kakrao Road

Gucha Bridge

Migori Township

Ogembo Nyanguso Road

 Kisii Township Main Road

Mwembe Area Kisii Town

Kisii Daraja Mbili

 

Eastern Region

Nkubu – Embu Road Section

Konza Junction To Salama Road Section – Mombasa/Nrb At Chumvi Area

Salama – Sultan Hamud Road Section

Emali Simba Market To Kibwezi

Mtito To Tsavo River Stretch

Nanyuki To Isiolo Junction At Subuiga

Machakos – Wamunyu Road Section At Kithangathini

Mlolongo – Small World Club – And Junction To Namaga And At Mto Wa Mawe Bridge

 

North Eastern Region

Garissa Madogo – Kbc Station

Modogashe – Habaswein

Ukasi – Bangale

Bangale – Hola Road Junction

Buna – Gurar