In Kenya, road traffic crashes are the third leading cause of death after Malaria and HIV/AIDS. More than 3,000* people are killed on Kenyan roads every year, with nearly 50%* of all fatalities being pedestrians.
The country has passed a number of road safety legislations, and enforcement is gradually improving. For example, drink-driving laws have been implemented nationally, and random breath testing recently implemented to improve the effectiveness of the law.
In an effort to reduce the growing number of road traffic crashes and resulting deaths, the country has set an ambitious fatality reduction target of 50%* by 2020.
Supporting advocacy for the Traffic Amendment Act to strengthen road safety around schools.
Six grants have been awarded to civil society organizations to advocate for the passage and implementation of evidence-based road safety policies.
The grants programme supports projects to develop and deliver high-impact, evidence-based interventions designed to strengthen road safety policies and their implementation.
Road user groups
With around 186 300 children under 18 years die from road traffic crashes annually, it is unacceptable that some countries still do not have legislation regarding obligatory usage and set safety standards for child restraints.
With more than 270 000 pedestrians killed on roads each year, they account to almost a quarter of all road traffic casualties annually. Certain roads, especially in low and middle income countries, completely fail to separate road users from the rest of the road users, which put them in imminent danger.
|Website||Carrying out RS activites||Interested in expanding RS work|
|Kenya Red Cross||Yes||Yes|
Lead agency: National Transport and Safety Authority
Speed limit law
Motorcycle helmet law
Child restraint law
Mobile phones while driving law
Annual road fatalities
Fatalities per 100K pop. per year
Estimated GDP loss
Source: WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015
22 August 2021
21 July 2020
28 November 2014
5 July 2014
7 February 2014
30 October 2013
30 August 2012