"Traffic in Kenya" Top 5 Page for this destination Kenya Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Myndo

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  Traffic Mombasa
by Myndo

Kenya is not a country I would like to drive around myself.
They behave quite erratically on the roads, especially the mini-cabs that are omnipresent. They try to race each other for the customers- or just the fun of it. Look at how many cars have bumps and dents. They will overtake wherever there is some space. The conditions of the roads does also not much to help prevent accident, there are roads with more potholes than surface.

When I visited, I had the opportunity to read a Kenyan newspaper with an article about traffic accidents in it. The week before have been 38 deaths due to the traffic. I think this is quite a lot, especially if you keep in mind, that there are not soo many roads and not so many cars since a lot of the population can^t afford them.
Of the 38 deaths 21 have been pedestrians, 8 drivers and the rest passengers. They say the reason for the many pedestrians are that they don?t follow traffic rules (and of course there are a lot more of them on the roads than in say, european countries or america).

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  • Updated Feb 19, 2006
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