ROAD TRAFFIC INJURIES IN KENYA: MAGNITUDE, CAUSES AND STATUS OF INTERVENTION

Kenya has one of the highest road fatality rates in relation to vehicle ownership in the world, with an average of 7 deaths from the 35 road crashes that occur every day; nearly 3000 people are killed on Kenyan roads annually. Pedestrians and passengers account for 80% of the deaths, and buses and matatus (small-scale public transport vehicles) are the vehicles most frequently involved in fatal crashes. This paper presents a situational analysis of the problem using data obtained from: police records, medical records, research reports and articles, statistics abstracts and newspapers. Also highlighted are some impediments to intervention, such as ineffective coordination, inadequate resources and qualified personnel, and limited capacity to implement and monitor intervention.

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    Swets & Zeitlinger

    Heereweg 347B
    2161 CA Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Odero, W
    • Khayesi, M
    • Heda, P M
  • Publication Date: 2003

Language

  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 53-61
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  • Accession Number: 00961473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2003 12:00AM