Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai has urged Kenyans to spend Christmas holidays whenever they are instead of traveling upcountry.

He said reduced travel will not only aid in containing the Covid infections whose numbers have been rising in the last few days, but will also reduce unnecessary exposures to accidents and insecurity.

“It is clear we are not yet off the hook with Covid. I would like to see us celebrate when we are all healthy. If you can stay where you are during the festivity, you will avoid so many unforeseen circumstances,” Mutyambai said.

Mutyambai spoke as it emerged that more people have died through road accidents this year compared to last year.

National Transport and Safety Authority in their latest statistics as of November 30th indicated that there has been an increase of 18 percent compared to the same time last year.

The figures were shared during the presser by Mutyambai where it was noted the most affected are pedestrians.

“Report crash statistics as at 30th November 2021 recorded the highest number of fatalities with 4121 persons losing their lives compared to 3478 lives lost within the same period last year,” NTSA report stated.

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