Transport and infrastructure in KenyaOur listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of Kenya with the average of all countries in Africa. The traffic routes have noticeable defects in many places and are often not in particularly good condition.
In terms of the length of its rail network, Kenya ranks 89th in the world with 0.07 meters per inhabitant. In total, the rail network is 3,819 kilometers long.
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Road trafficThe network of roads and highways has a total length of 161,452 km. For each of the country's 53.01 million inhabitants, this corresponds to 3.05 meters. This puts Kenya in 144th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 91 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants in the same or even larger area naturally achieve quite different values here and have to connect remote areas to the transport network despite a smaller population.
With an average of 13444 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic in Kenya is considered quite dangerous. This corresponds to 27.4 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.
In Kenya, left-hand traffic is the rule on the roads, i.e. you drive in the left lane and overtake on the right. Oncoming traffic comes to meet you on the right side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||161,500 km||3,045.94 km||278.19 m|
|Railroads||3,800 km||72.05 km||6.58 m|
|Waterways||0 km||0.00 km||0.00 m|
|total||per 1 mio|
|Roadways||2,997,800 km||2,151.40 km||98.86 m|
|Railroads||88,600 km||63.57 km||2.92 m|
|Waterways||68,400 km||49.09 km||2.26 m|
Data sources used• Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
• Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
• CIA Factbook
• OECD Statistics
• Wikipedia (german)