This is a direct result of lost productivity among riders and family members who have to dedicate resources and time to treat and care for victims of road accidents.
The traffic commandant said his officers will do all they can to curb further accidents as the country prepares for end of year festivities, a season that usually sees a rise in number of deadly crashes.
Traffic boss Samwel Kimaru said the number of reported road accidents in the country rose sharply this year.
Tens of passengers were over the weekend stranded for hours following a major crackdown targeting public service vehicles plying the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
But the number of cyclists involved in accidents is worrying the government, and one of the steps it wants to take is to ban the use of mobile phones while cycling.
On Tuesday, Traffic Commandant Samuel Kimaru released statistics for the number people killed this year.
These statistics paint a gloomy picture for road users whose safety is greatly jeopardised, yet it is by factors that can be avoided with a little conscious effort.
Douglas said three of the sisters were with their husbands, and she identified them as Amy and Axel Steenburg, Abigail and Adam Jackson, Mary and Rob Dyson and Allison King.
Reports reaching TUKO.co.ke on Sunday morning indicated the 11 passengers died instantly including the bus driver.
Rampant cases of bribery in driving tests and acquiring a driver’s licence may be fuelling carnage on Kenyan roads, a fresh correlation of data showed, raising queries on the authenticity of the training programmes.
A bus belonging to Climax Sacco on Sunday, September 30, collided with an oncoming trailer as it tried to overtake another vehicle along Naivasha-Gilgil highway, killing 12 people instantly.
Drink-driving has several times been mentioned in Kenya as a major cause of road accidents, with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) introducing alcoblow.
Total’s Management System for Transport Coordinator, Ajibola Alaga, while addressing stakeholders during a tour of the school’s facilities, said the oil firm and other members of MOMAN understand the sensitivity of transporting petroleum products ...
But before that, on August 29, 2013, a road crash in Ntulele, Narok County, left 40 people dead, intensifying pressure on the Government to enforce harsher rules, which paved the way for the ban on night travel for PSVs.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto and Opposition chief Raila Odinga are among the leaders who sent condolence messages to the families of the victims.
At least 50 people have been killed after a bus travelling from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to Kisumu, in the west, veered off the road, police say.
Kenyan emergency personnel and security forces inspect the wreckage of a bus at the site of an accident in Kericho, western Kenya.
In countries like Japan, the cabinet office committee with the Prime Minister as chairman, would take the lead in implementation of road safety measures.
On the night of September 8, Bulenga, a bubbly town in Wakiso district, was thrown in panic as a sudden hail of bullets tore into Assistant Superintendent of Police Muhammad Kirumira, killing him almost instantly together with his friend Resty Mba...
He has asked Parliament to legalize the safe growing and use of marijuana, fund research and policy development on its medicinal and industrial value, and consider the expunction of all marijuana-related criminal records.