- Multi agency teams led by police and military are conducting an operation in the region.
- This has pushed the attackers to other places like Marsabit and Isiolo counties.
Two people were killed in two separate cattle rustling incidents in parts of Marsabit and Isiolo counties.
The first incident happened in Marti within Arapal Location, Samburu where gunmen raided and killed 12 cows before stealing 30 others.
The gang had initially stolen 400 heads of cattle but left 350 on the way as they escaped in the Monday morning incident.
Police who responded to the scene said they recovered the 350 animals and found 12 others dead with gunshot wounds while three others were injured.
It is suspected this happened as the gunmen and herders exchanged fire.
The rest were missing and presumed to have been stolen, police said.
One of the attackers was found dead a few kilometers away.
Elsewhere, police are hunting for a group of gunmen who shot and killed a herder in a village in Isiolo and escaped without stealing anything.
Marti Lomentei, 22 died on the spot on Tuesday after the attack by a group of rustlers who were targeting his animals in Eremiet Location.
Tension is high in the area amid reports the attackers had come from a neighbouring county.
In Samburu, gunmen raided Nookera village and stole about 80 goats and sheep.
An alarm was raised and police responded but no recovery of the animals was made.
The gang escaped towards Baringo amid police pursuit in the Tuesday evening incident.
There is an operation that is ongoing in the region amid persistent attacks by the raiders.
Multi-agency teams led by police and military are conducting an operation in the region.
This has pushed the attackers to other places like Marsabit and Isiolo counties.
The government has declared the counties of Samburu, Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo, West Pokot and Laikipia as disturbed and dangerous owing to numerous and persistent incidents of violent bandit attacks.
Over 150 people have died in the hands of marauding bandits in the last seven months in the counties, including 20 security personnel.
Residents in marked areas where bandits are suspected to be hiding in caves, escarpments, forests, gorges and rugged terrain were ordered to vacate prior to the onset of the operation.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki says the security agencies will stay in the region for long.