• Between December 5 and 13, 26 fatalities were recorded from vehicles that lost control while on transit.
• The second leading cause of fatalities could not be traced but caused 23 deaths. 
The leading cause of road fatalities in the first half of December was losing control. 
This is according to weekly data on road safety by the National Transport and Safety.
Between December 5 and 13, 26 fatalities were recorded from vehicles that lost control while on transit.
The second leading cause of fatalities could not be traced but caused 23 deaths. 
With the third leading cause of fatalities this December being overtaking improperly attributing to 14 cases. 
Some 12 fatalities were caused by drivers who failed to keep on the right lane and excessive speed was the fifth cause with 11 fatalities. 
Drivers that misjudged clearance caused six fatalities. 
According to the weekly statistics pedestrians stepping, walking or running off a footpath into the road caused four fatalities.
While pedestrians who crossed without due diligence at road junctions caused three fatalities.  
Brake failure, playing on the road, walking or standing on the road and crossing road not marked by stationary vehicle each caused two fatalities 
Turning left or right without due care, failing to stop to afford passage to pedestrians at crossing sites, and stealing rides were the least cause of fatalities with each causing one fatality.
The report also showed there was a three per cent increase in road accidents as of November 15.
Of these there was an increase of 4,432 deaths compared to 4,271 in the same period last year.
Roads and Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen said the government has stepped up to reduce accidents by adopting a multipronged strategy that entails public awareness and enforcement.
 
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