Personal vehicles kill most Kenyans during Christmas
28 December 2015, 14:47
Nairobi - Personal vehicles accounted for 20 of the 26 lives lost during the Christmas eve and day holidays.
According to the National Transport Safety Authority NTSA, there were 26 lives lost, with most caused by either drink driving or carelessness by the said drivers.
Director General of NTSA Francis Meja said Monday that the fatalities could have been avoided.
" We lost 26 lives and most were thanks to drink driving and over-speeding which is a shame," he stated.
" The drivers of personal vehicles were involved in most of the accidents and we urge drivers to remain vigilant and save lives," he added.
NTSA also lauded its hardworking officers for ensuring that the number of accidents went down as compared to previous years.
" They have outdone themselves. The number of accidents has gone down in this period and that is surely thanks to the efforts of officers who have done a fantastic job to ensure there are reduced accidents," he added.
NTSA also states that it will continue its efforts into the new year where it hopes to have curbed the number of accidents in the holiday period even further.
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