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Road crashes kill 3,000 Kenyans annually

21 November 2011, 12:35

 Nairobi – Over 3,000 lives are lost annually to road accidents in Kenya, placing it among the countries with highest rate of accidents globally, despite its low level motorization compared to other developed economies.

Chief Executive of the National Road Safety Council David Njoroge said developing countries are lagging behind their developed counterparts failing to record sustained progress in cutting road traffic deaths and injuries.

“Projections indicate that unless there is a new strong political commitment to prevention and risk reduction, death rates as a result to road crashes in low and middle income countries will double by 2020 reaching to more than 2 million per year,” he revealed.

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