•Police spokesman Bruno Shioso said they are pursuing the attackers for justice.
•He added they are determined to recover the weapons. In June 2021, 11 people were killed in separate incidents of attacks in the same area.
A gang of armed bandits raided a police post in Isiolo County and killed one police officer before stealing two G3 rifles.
The raiders of unknown number staged the raid on Monday at about 7pm.
Police authorities said the post is usually manned by nine officers but at the time of the raid there were two on duty.
Constable Francis Njeru was shot in the head and died on the spot. The gang went into the post and picked the two guns and foodstuffs that was there before escaping.
Police suspect the raiders were from a neighboring county and were out to get the weapons for a mission at a later date.
The body was moved to a local mortuary.
The area is facing a number of challenges including drought and banditry attacks that have increased in the past months.
Police spokesman Bruno Shioso said they are pursuing the attackers for justice.
He added they are determined to recover the weapons. In June 2021, 11 people were killed in separate incidents of attacks in the same area.
The first one happened at the Isiolo-Wajir border and another one in a game park This was after a fight ensued between two rival groups of herders in a game park.
One side, from Leruko village in Kipsing location, were reported to have driven their cattle and goats to a drinking point along Isiolo River within Buffalo Springs National Reserve.
Their rivals from a village in Ngaremara location allegedly laid a rustling ambush that led to a fierce exchange of gunfire. The area is among those marked as hotspots.
The others include Marsabit, Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet, North Eastern and parts of Baringo over insecurity linked to politics and pasture.