Unveiling 60+ deadly hotspots prone to accidents in Kenyan roads

Its true that road accidents are bad. Most road accidents are caused by human error and if precautions are taken, the worst can be avoided.

There are deadly hotspots that have turned out to be most dangerous on our roads. The moment you hear the name of such a place being mentioned, one can even call off the journey. The most important thing is that God is always above everything. No need to worry.

One cannot stop travelling because of fear of road carnage. Road accidents can be minimized. It starts with you and me.

Here are 10 tips to minimize road accidents

  • As a driver keep your eyes on the road
  • Never use your cellphone while driving
  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Don’t chance CDs or flash disks
  • Avoid construction areas
  • Follow speed limits
  • Follow rules on the road
  • Ignore aggressive drivers
  • Avoid carrying excess
  • Always remind the driver not to overspeed

According to the NTSA Rift Valley has 12 black spots, the greatest number, while North Eastern has the least at five.

Its important to always drive cautiously irrespective of whether the road is prone to accidents or not.

1. Rift valley region deadly hotspots

  • The Naivasha-Nakuru highway at Kinungi,
  • Gilgil junction,
  • Njoro Road junction,
  • Ngata bridge-Sobea and Maili Mbili in Naivasha.
  • Salgaa-Kibunja stretch on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway
  • Nakuru-Timboroa-Burnt Forest especially on Timboroa-Danger,
  • Salgaa-GSU camp,
  • Makutano Junction-Eldama Ravine,
  • Kahoya-Timboroa,
  • Equator-King’ero.

2. Nairobi region deadly hotspots

  • Pangani area on Thika Road,
  • Kasarani-GSU stretch on Thika Road,
  • Westlands-Kabete Road,
  • Waiyaki Way near Kangemi flyover,
  • Jogoo Road near Maziwa Stage,
  • Mombasa Road stretch between Bellevue and City Cabanas,
  • Ruai Bypass,
  • Langata near Carnivore junction

3. Central Kenya Region deadly hotspots

  • Kiganjo-Naru Moru Road,
  • Kibirigwi-Sagana,
  • Limuru-Uplands,
  • Thika Blue Post – Sagana Bridge Road and Kiriaini-Murang’a Road.

4. Nyanza Region deadly hotspots

  • Awasi-Ahero Road,
  • Kiboswa-Kisumu Road,
  • Daraja Mbili-Bondo Junction,
  • Oyugis-Katitu Road and Migori-Kakrao Road,
  • Gucha Bridge,
  • Migori Township,
  • Ogembo Nyangusu Road,
  • Kisii Township Main Road,
  • Mwembe Area Kisii Town and
  • Kisii Daraja Mbili.

5. Western Kenya deadly hotspots

  • Mbale-Vihiga Road section,
  • Kakamega-Chavakali Road,
  • Kakamega-Mumias-Makunga,
  • Kakamega-Lubao-Webuye,
  • Kambi Ya Mwanza Ejinya Corner and
  • Matayos.

6. North Eastern region deadly hotspots

  • Garissa Madogo-KBC Station,
  • Modogashe-Habaswein,
  • Ukasi-Bangale,
  • Bangale-Hola Road Junction and
  • Buna-Gurar.

7. Eastern region deadly hotspots

  • Nkubu – Embu road especially at Nithi Bridge,
  • Konza Junction to Salama, Mombasa Road at Chumvi area,
  • Salama – Sultan Hamud road when descending or ascending on Mlima Kiu,
  • Emali Simba Market to Kibwezi,
  • Mtito Andei to Tsavo River stretch,
  • Nanyuki to Isiolo junction at Subuiga, Kithangathini at Machakos – Wamunyu road

8. Coast region deadly hotspots

  • Tsavo-Maungu-Voi section,
  • Wundanyi-Mwatate,
  • Maungu-Tsavo East Gate Road,
  • Maktau-Taveta Road,
  • Mazeras-Miritini Road,
  • Kilifi-Vipingo Road,
  • Kibarani-Changamwe-Makande.