Most Dangerous Road in Kenya Revealed

According to a report by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), the Nairobi Northern Bypass Highway is the most dangerous road in Kenya. The 21 km stretch of road accounted for the majority of accidents that occurred in 2022. The Northern Bypass starts at the Ruaka trading center along Limuru Road, passes over Banana Road through Runda and Thome, and continues on to Kahawa West and eventually Ruiru.

The second deadliest road in Kenya is Kangundo Road, followed by Mombasa Road, Outering Road, and Thika Superhighway. In terms of counties, Nairobi was identified as having the most dangerous road in 2022. Road accidents in the county resulted in 499 deaths in 2022, a slight decrease from the 521 deaths in 2021.

Kiambu county came in second with 484 deaths in 2022, an increase from 460 in 2021. Other counties with high fatalities include Nakuru (389), Machakos (264), Murang’a (190), Meru (161), Uasin Gishu (148), and Kakamega (131).

On the other hand, counties with low fatalities in 2022 were Wajir and Mandera, which recorded one fatal injury each, followed by Isiolo (5), Marsabit (10), and Lamu (14).