Police have killed a gunman and recovered an M16 rifle with 25 bullets in ongoing operation in the larger Laikipia area.
Gunmen have been shooting and killing local herders before escaping with their animals in a series of events.
The latest incident happened on Sunday when three people were killed in Ngarua area in a botched rustling.
Police said another attempt in Ntimnariwo Sub-Location at the border of Laikipia and Samburu County prompted an operation that saw one suspect killed and recovery of the weapon.
The multi agency operation is ongoing in the region.