"Only one body has been taken for burial in Merti while three others have been taken by Samburu morans," he added.

Security has been heightened in the area to prevent retaliatory attacks.

15 DEAD

The movement of armed herders from neighbouring counties into the area in search of water and pasture for their livestock has sparked tension.

On Sunday, about 100 armed bandits from Borana community in Isiolo attacked Samburu herders who had migrated from Samburu County with their livestock.

No suspect has been arrested in connection with the skirmishes.

So far, about 15 people have been killed and several injured in Kom since the nomads invaded the area with their animals.

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