Strategies for the Prevention of Road Carnages Along Kibarani Hot Spot, Changamwe Sub-County, Mombasa County- Kenya
Globally, it is clearly evidenced that road transport is the main cause of many vital accidents where many lose their lives and others become lamed and crippled for the rest of their lives. This is due to careless driving and overtaking where roads are too narrow, alongside intoxication, poor road designs as well as lack of road signs. Kenya is no exception to this global trend since it has become a threat to many. Prone areas to this in Kenya such as Kaseve in Machakos county, Maimahiu, Molo areas, Mazeras and Kibarani in Mombasa county, Kwa Vonza in Kitui county and Masii in Machakos county have really contributed to life-loss. This project report comprises of pure findings of a research undertaken on the strategies to prevent road carnages along the Kibarani hotspot, a section of the road located between Changamwe and Makupa locations, within the jurisdiction of Mombasa County. It is the chosen area among many since according to traffic statistics, it has recorded the highest number of accidents annually for the past two decades compared to the other areas. It is a fresh research from the scratch which has never been carried out any before in this area and was conducted within the period of time between September 2013 to April 2014, to ultimately find out and address the problems and the challenges experienced by residents and local communities within Kibarani area and its outskirts, as a result of the alarming rate of the road carnages along this area. The detailed scope of this project report runs from introduction of the broad objective of the problem to be addressed, the literature review, study area, the physical, economic and biophysical setup of the area, the problem itself being addressed at large and proposed ABED’ KIUMBA NDIA PROJECT REPORT 2014 N36/2770/2010 Page 3 mechanisms and mitigation measures to curb it, recommendation and conclusion, basing on the data and information gathered from the local stakeholders. It also covers a wide range of benefits, both economically and socially that will be drawn and be useful to not only the Government and the residents of the Mombasa County, but also to the whole nation, upon its implementation, since it is a research that aims to come up with feasible solutions to comfortably mitigate and combat the issue of road carnage at this area.