- Police said the protesters were armed with stones and twigs when they stormed there prompting anti-riot officers to use teargas canisters to disperse them.
- The officers also used live bullets and blanks ones as they came under attack by a hail of stones.
At least 12 police officers were injured when a group of protesters raided a police station in Isebania Township near the Kenya-Tanzania border.
The locals were protesting the shooting and killing of businessman Moses Mwangi in the area.
Police said Mwangi had been killed by unknown people in an attack. The motive of the killing is yet to be known.
This prompted locals to stage a protest on May 20 and attacked the Isebania police station.
Police said the protesters were armed with stones and twigs when they stormed there prompting anti-riot officers to use teargas canisters to disperse them.
The officers also used live bullets as they came under attack by a hail of stones.
Area police boss Kemboi Kimayo was hit in the mouth with a stone. He was among those injured in the protest.
Kimaiyo said two local aspirants who lost the seat of Member of County Assembly were behind the protests.
The officers sustained multiple injuries in the incident.
They were all rushed to BM and Lifecare Hospital where they were treated and discharged in fair condition.
During the incident, two police vehicles were damaged.
The matter is under probe. No arrest has been made over the murder of the businessman and police said they are still investigating the case.
Meanwhile, two wanted highway robbers were arrested in Kainuk, Turkana County.
The arrests were made on May 22 in Smailele village, police said, identifying the two as Simon Eraite Ekusi alias 'Damu Yake', 18 and Godman Ekalale alias 'Namso' aged 24 years.
The two are suspected to be terrorizing members of the public along the Kitale-Lodwar highway and were involved in a series of robberies with violence in Lokichar Township and Kaakipong Lagaa, police said.
An AK47 rifle loaded with 20 rounds of 7.62mm special was recovered from the two.
The area has been experiencing cases of insecurity with motorists reporting attacks by gunmen.
More police officers have been deployed to the area as part of an ongoing operation.