•The victims were ambushed as they pursued a gang of heavily armed bandits suspected to be from the neighbouring Baringo county.
•On Sunday evening, President William Ruto instructed security agencies to firmly deal with the perpetrators of the attack.
The National Police Service has launched a multi-agency security operation following an attack against the locals and security officers in Turkana.
"A multi-agency security operation today has been launched in the area to arrest the perpetrators, recover the stolen animals and firearms and return normalcy to the area," reads a statement by NPS.
On Saturday, 11 people were killed following a bandit attack in Kakiteiteu Village in Turkana East sub-county.
The victims include 8 police officers, a local chief and two civilians who succumbed to the injuries inflicted on them by the assailants.
The bodies of the officers killed in Saturday's bandit attack in Turkana East arrived in Nairobi Sunday evening. They were flown in a police chopper to the Wilson Airport and taken to Forces Memorial Hospital mortuary, Nairobi.
The victims were ambushed as they pursued heavily armed bandits suspected to be from the neighbouring Baringo county.
On Sunday evening, President William Ruto instructed security agencies to firmly deal with the perpetrators of the attack.
"After receiving a comprehensive report on the Turkana/Pokot incident that led to 10 security/administration officers losing their lives, I have instructed security agencies to deal firmly, decisively and conclusively with those involved. Cattle rustling will stop na sio tafadhali," Ruto said.
NPS spokesperson Bruno Shioso stated that such acts will not be tolerated by the police, terming them as criminality and impunity.
He also put on notice bandits terrorizing innocent people.
NPS has appealed to the public to cooperate in its noble effort to return security to the area by volunteering information that may lead to the arrest of criminals and the recovery of stolen animals.