Road carnage paradox: Few accidents but more deaths reported

A breakdown tows away the wreckage of a commuter taxi which killed 14 people at Kasijagirwa village on the outskirts of Masaka  Town on May 6, 2021.  PHOTO | FAHAD MALIK  JJINGO

What you need to know:

  • At least 38 per cent (13,074) of the people who perished on Uganda’s roads in the past decade were pedestrians. When you add motorcyclists and their passengers together, the percentage rises to 32.7 per cent (11,027 deaths) over the 10 years.

Mariam Namusoke and Mariam Jagenda were walking on Mbogo Road walkway at around 1am on July 1, 2020, on their return home in Makindye Division, Kampala.

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