Kenya’s killer roads: Bad driving licenses and dangerous vehicles in Kenya
Is Kenya’s tangled network of roads a death trap?
Between 2020 and 2021, traffic deaths in Kenya have increased by more than 20%. Last year, more than 4,500 people were killed and more than 16,000 were injured.
The Kenyan government says drunk driving, overloading and speeding are the leading causes of carnage. But is corruption also a factor?
Journalist Richard Chacha, paralyzed in a road accident 10 years ago, joined Africa Eye to expose cheating driving school employees who, for a fee, correct new drivers. Soldiers sit behind the wheel without having to take a driving test.
Africa Eye also reveals how brokers take cash to beat vehicle safety checks, allowing taxis to fit scrap piles to be driven on Kenya’s roads… and carry passengers.