Ten people have been killed in Kom, Isiolo County after a fight between armed Isiolo and Samburu herders over grazing land.

Police boss Charles Ontita has confirmed the incident.

According to Merti Deputy County Commissioner Julius Maiyo, speaking earlier, several people might have have been injured in the Sunday morning fight.

Mr Maiyo said police officers have been dispatched to the area to restore normalcy.

According to him about 50,000 animals are currently grazing in the area.

Isiolo herders are said to have attacked their Samburu counterparts after they invaded their grazing areas without permission.