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Report reveals days you’re likely to be knocked by a car in Nairobi

A new report by the transport safety authority has ranked Mombasa Road in Nairobi as the deadliest road in the country, with 42 deaths so far this year.

Waiyaiki Way is second with 38 deaths, followed by the newly upgraded Outer Ring Road that has witnessed 31 deaths and Thika Super Highway with 23 deaths.

The report by National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) also identified days that pedestrians and private motorists are most likely to be hit on city roads.

Weekends are the days with the highest risk of being involved in a road accident, according to the report that compiled data for the last three years.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays recorded higher number of road fatalities than the four remaining days of the week.

The report also revealed that a total of 1, 928 road users have lost their lives due to road carnage between 2015 and 2018 in Nairobi.

This was 365 deaths this year, 414 in 2017, 461 in 2016 and 668 back in 2015.

Pedestrians and private vehicle users are the most affected in terms of road fatalities even though the high numbers have been reducing over the years.

This year, a total of 102 private vehicles users have lost their lives on the road out of 365 deaths recorded. PSV passengers are next at 95.