Two people were killed when armed cattle rustlers staged an attack in Forole location, North Horr constituency in Marsabit County.
While confirming the incident, Marsabit county police commander Martin Kibet said among the casualties were a woman and herdsman.
Kibet said quick response by security personnel prevented the stealing of several livestock heads that were targeted by the rustlers after residents made distress calls following the Qubi Ella 10am incident.
The county commander told residents that the security agencies were on high alert and that patrols have been enhanced.
He commended the residents for passing on the information about the incident on time.
Kibet said the injured man was in a stable condition at Forole health centre where he was being treated.
Marsabit county commissioner Paul Rotich said the operation to get rid of armed militia and mop up illegal firearms would be enhanced.
He warned that nobody involved in hostile activities would be spared.